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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-05-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,791
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Dry Flies

Don't forget to tie some dries and bombers. The Gaspe salmon love them. The riffling hitch works well too. Let Ann guide you to what patterns you should be tying. She is the best! I might run...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-11-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Just think what the salmon runs on the Matane and...

Just think what the salmon runs on the Matane and Matapedia would be if the fisherman didn't kill everything they caught.

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Earle Fletcher
This is great news for the Penobscott salmon, but...

This is great news for the Penobscott salmon, but even better news is the 44 salmon that have returned to the small Narraguagus River in Downeast Maine. These improved Maine runs along with the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,146
Posted By Earle Fletcher
I've been hitching since 1964. It is my favorite...

I've been hitching since 1964. It is my favorite way to fish for Atlantic Salmon. I learned early on you can't use a light leader when hitching. The half hitch has a tendency to cut itself off...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,419
Posted By Earle Fletcher
My Miramichi experience tells me---------Cold...

My Miramichi experience tells me---------Cold water---Green Machine---Warm water---Green Machine :chuckle:
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Earle Fletcher
The small runs of grilse in my favorite salmon...

The small runs of grilse in my favorite salmon rivers this year has me worried about the prospects for 2 year at sea salmon next year, but it's not going to stop me from making a trip to Gaspe,...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Pierre, many of the rivers south of the St....

Pierre, many of the rivers south of the St. Lawrence in Quebec and the rivers of New Brunswick also experienced very small runs of grilse this year. This doesn't bode well for the run of 2 year...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 07-04-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Earle Fletcher
To Brettfly 1

How about a trip report of your salmon fishing safari to Gaspe, Quebec. With all the expert advise you got, you must have limited out every day.

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-30-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Dartmouth and St.-Jean Rivers

I got back to upstate New York last evening after a 16 hour drive from Gaspe, Quebec. We fished the Dartmouth Zone 2 for 4 days and the St.-Jean Zone 1 for 2 days. I released 7 and lost 3 on the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Looking good!! I'll be there is just 30 days. ...

Looking good!! I'll be there is just 30 days.

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-05-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Check out the Miramichi River Report on...

Check out the Miramichi River Report on www.colfordsguiding.com

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,146
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Brett, I fish with a Loomis GLX 9 ft.- 9 wt. I...

Brett, I fish with a Loomis GLX 9 ft.- 9 wt. I have a SA Mastery Steelhead and a Mastery Expert Distance line. I prefer the SA Mastery GPX. It has a shorter front taper and casts much easier.
...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-03-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,146
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Brett, To view some pictures of beautifully...

Brett,

To view some pictures of beautifully tied and proportioned salmon flies (they may be a little too full for Venture) tied by Charlie Dickson Jr., go to the "Archive of Salmon and Steelhead...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Ann and Pierre, thanks for the information. I...

Ann and Pierre, thanks for the information. I have fished the Madeleine twice. It is a most beautiful and remote river. I saw lots of salmon, but didn't do all that well. My only excuse is the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-29-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Ann, do you have the stats for the Madeleine...

Ann, do you have the stats for the Madeleine River?

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-09-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,146
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Brett, you should do well with Ann and her...

Brett, you should do well with Ann and her guides. They are the best!

Salar-1, what's this PM BS about your fly recommendations, we all want to know too!

Earle
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,146
Posted By Earle Fletcher
I will comment only on the rivers I have fished...

I will comment only on the rivers I have fished and fly patterns that produced for me.

Matapedia - Green Highlander, Black Dose, Rusty Rat, riffled hitched Green Butt and various Bomber dry...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 09-20-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Miramichi 9/12 through 9/19

Just got back from the Miramichi this PM. I fished the lower Miramichi for 8 days. The river was on the high side and very cold. The best fishing was in the 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM shift. Not too many...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 07-27-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Just got back from the Matane, having fished July...

Just got back from the Matane, having fished July 20 through 25. My buddy and I each caught and released a salmon, lost one, pricked 2 and raised a few others. We didn't fish the major rotation...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 07-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Howie, I hope you get the river straightened out...

Howie, I hope you get the river straightened out and figured out by the time I get there on the 20th of July.

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 07-07-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Earle Fletcher
St.-Jean/ Miramichi

This past week I fished the St.-Jean in Gaspe, Quebec for 2 days. The river condition was a bit high and cold for this time of year. I landed 2 grilse via a "hitched" Green Butt and raised a couple...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 07-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Earle Fletcher
Howie, give Dennis Lord at Les Camps Tamagodi a...

Howie, give Dennis Lord at Les Camps Tamagodi a call at 418-562-7145. He lives just a few miles up the river from you and knows the Cap Chat well.

Earle Fletcher
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-19-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Earle Fletcher
The Miramichi is having a good early run of both...

The Miramichi is having a good early run of both salmon and grilse. For more information, go to the W W Doak website and click the Miramichi info tab. The Colford Report is especially good. I will...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-26-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Earle Fletcher
As of May 26, 140 Atlantic Salmon have entered...

As of May 26, 140 Atlantic Salmon have entered the trap at the Veazie dam on the Penobscot River. This one of the best starts in the past 10 years, Usually there aren't that many in the trap until...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-16-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Earle Fletcher
As of 5/15, Glayland Hatchey's website reports 13...

As of 5/15, Glayland Hatchey's website reports 13 salmon have entered the trap at the Veazie Dam. 3 salmon have caught and released.

Also, 11 salmon have trapped in the Connecticut River system....
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