Our First Trip To Canada Together

11 05 2010

About a year ago J.T., Jon and I took a week off from work and headed north for our first big fishing trip together.  After about a 6 hour drive we arrived in Portland Ontario.  We stayed at a place called Len’s Cove that offers cabins with heat and kitchens, docks and boats for rent.  Jon has been going to Len’s Cove with his family and friends for over 20 years and he knows exactly how to find the fish. For the next week we went on a fishing assault!

Here is a map of the lake

And a link to Len’s Cove


And Most Importantly….FISH

It was a great week and we already have our next trip to Len’s Cove booked for August 2010

Welcome to Spooled Reel!

11 05 2010

Welcome to Spooled Reel!  3 guys 1 shared passion for fishing.

From left to right: J.T. , Jon, Stephen

We started this blog to share our love for fishing with all of you.  For all of our lives we have been pursuing fish anywhere we can and any way we can.  We are searching for the next spooled reel.

The Fishermen

Stephen Peters:  Stephen grew up in Columbia, Connecticut learning to fish from his grandfather.  He lived across the street from J.T. and they grew up fishing together.  At an early age he fished Mono Pond and Columbia Lake in Columbia and Watchaug Pond in Charleston, Rhode Island.  His saltwater experience includes years aboard his grandfather’s boat off the shore of Rhode Island and years of pier fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida.  Stephen and his sister Elizabeth both attended college at Bucknell University where Stephen met his wife Kelli and where Elizabeth met her husband Jon Bartholomew.  Stephen now lives in Manchester, Connecticut just around the corner from both J.T. and Jon.

J.T. Lauer:  J.T. grew up in Columbia, Connecticut learning to fish from his father.  He lived across the street from Stephen and they grew up fishing together.  J.T. honed his skills fishing in a canoe on Mono Pond and on his family boat  in Columbia Lake.  After attending college at Sacred Heart University J.T. moved to Manchester, Connecticut and he became addicted to fly fishing.  J.T. can be found roaming the Farmington River with his fly rod in hand almost every weekend.

Jon Bartholomew: Jon grew up in Hellertown, Pennsylvania fishing with his family and high school buddies.  Fortunate to have a family pond stocked with pickeral, catfish, and bass Jon spent countless hours casting Rapalas day and night.  During trips to Canada he would primarily use a 3″ white grub on a jig head and his tackle box is stocked with these still today.  He is also an experienced trout fishermen spending most of his time growing up on the Saucon and Little Lehigh.  He prefers a black and gold Panther Martin but will switch to live bait if the conditions warrant it.  Jon brings extensive international experience to the group as he has been to Canada over 20 times.  After attending college at Bucknell University Jon married Stephen’s sister Elizabeth and moved to Manchester, Connecticut.

We hope you enjoy our blog as we share with you our stories, hints, tricks, reviews and most of all our love of fishing.