Learn From A Legend:

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SFBCA President Gord Deval

The Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association (SFBCA) was created over 30 years ago by casting legend, author and Scarborough Walk of Fame Member – Gord Deval.

Known to his fishing buddies as “the Old Guy”, Gord helped numerous SFBCA members become proficient in all the angling arts. Today, we continue to pass on his knowledge to new members

Whether you are a novice fisherman or a seasoned fly fishing veteran,  the SFBCA can help you take your angling to the next level, all for just a $50 annual membership fee.

Improve Your Casting:

From Spring to early Fall we meet once a month at a local park to practice fly casting and spin casting techniques. We set up targets and members practice their casting accuracy. Veteran members are on hand to give demonstrations and to provide one on one casting help.

Learn to Tie Flies:

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Learning to time some effective trout flies

SFBCA members have decades of fly tying experience and know the fly patterns that actually catch fish in our part of Ontario.

We meet every other Tuesday evening at Birkdale Community Centre (1299 Ellesmere Rd., Toronto).

Our Fly Tying Master discusses and demonstrates the fly patterns we’ll be tying for the evening. We then all go through the tying process step by step. Our expert fly tiers are on hand to help those with limited experience. We have lots of spare tying vices and materials to get you started and we can advise you on what materials and equipment to buy if you want to tie at home.

Build A Bamboo Rod:

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SFBCA rod building experts discuss the benefits of building with bamboo

One of the activities that sets our club apart from others is our interest in handcrafting, split-cane bamboo rods. Almost every member of the SFBCA has built one or more of these unique rods, using designs developed by our President, Gord Deval.

The SFBCA has specialized tools and expertise needed to make bamboo rods. You don’t have to be an expert woodworker to build a rod either…with a little patience and some help from fellow SFBCA members, you too can be the proud owner of bamboo fly rod.

Have Fun With Fellow Anglers:

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SFBCA annual “Ice Out” trout fishing trip

Over the course of the fishing season, the SFBCA organizes club trips, BBQs and participates annually in the Toronto Sportsmens Show.

Individual SFBCA members routinely set up their own one day fishing trips to explore local lakes and streams (there’s never a shortage of SFBCA members looking to meet up and go fishing).

Whether you are an expert angler or someone new to the sport, the Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association can help you to improve your skills and hopefully catch more fish. For further information or membership enquiries drop us a line at: sfbca.president@gmail.com

12 Responses to About

  1. Peter Kohl says:

    I met some of you at the Sportsman Show in Toronto

    Good advice was had from your group and very friendly

    Peter Kohl


  2. Matthew Milne says:

    A healthy shout out to Gord’s group of casters still going strong after all these years. Best wishes to all of you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ahmedur Rab says:


    Glad to find a fishing club in Scarborough. I have been looking for a fishing club or group. I’ll keep in touch and follow the news now on.

    Thank you


  4. Paul Manuel says:

    Roger Cannon told me about your club and it organizes a number of activities that sound interesting to me. In the past I have enjoyed fly fishing and fly tying. These days I am more of a collector of old reels and tackle including split-cane rods. Please put me on your mailing list and I will try to get involved when meetings start later in the year.


    • adminsfbca says:

      Hi Paul:
      Any friend of Roger’s is a friend of ours. I’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you updated on future meetings. You are more than welcome to attend a couple of meetings for free to meet the guys and see how we operate before deciding whther or not to join. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a line at g_chambe@hotmail.com


      Geoff chambers
      Vice chairman
      Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Assoc.


  5. Lucian says:

    Hi, I would like to attend tonights meeting to learn fly casting. Please let me know if You have room for 1 more. Thank You.


  6. Peter Naumann says:

    Am interested in learning more about fly fishing. Have no experience with this type of fishing.


    • Paul Manuel says:

      Indoor SFBCA club meetings will resume during October 2022 and continue into the spring. Dates to be announced on our Facebook page. Members get together every 2 weeks or so to learn to tie flies, learn to make bamboo fishing rods and to discuss fishing of all sorts. In the summer we have weekly outdoor gatherings to learn and practice fly casting. Most club members know how to fish with fly fishing equipment and are happy to share their knowledge. We have held a number of group fishing trips. Come to a meeting to observe and consider joining the club.
      Paul M


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