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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-17-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By wilson
Here's an article that contains a picture. ...

Here's an article that contains a picture.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article350765.ece

I don't know if it does this fish justice or not, but it doesn't look 56'' to me. Tough...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-16-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By wilson
Folks, I've said it before and I'll say it again,...

Folks, I've said it before and I'll say it again, go to Google Earth and look at the cutting or burns that affect these rivers. It was only a matter of time before one hot summer or exceptionally...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By wilson
Howie, what a great story. And, I think all of...

Howie, what a great story. And, I think all of us thank you for your web log of your Gaspe season. Those of us who went early, or not at all, were able to live vicariously through your writings and...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By wilson
I don't know if there's a persistent log of all...

I don't know if there's a persistent log of all his entries at http://www.fishspey.co.uk/pages/recentcatches.asp?dom=FishSpey but it's worth a weekly read. The net is that the run was late, very...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-05-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By wilson
Don't think for a minute those are my pigs. I...

Don't think for a minute those are my pigs. I had a link in there and Juro did some housekeeping on me. I'd like to try some but all I have a gifted NessC to chuck at them ;-)

I leave Wednesday...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-04-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By wilson
Hey, who's that fat man holding on to The Leader...

Hey, who's that fat man holding on to The Leader Man's silver bullet?

Good to see that photo is still around. Epic battle.

The UK guys do love those small shrimp flies. Another one is the Pot...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-29-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By wilson
Tie a couple of Pompier in #6 and #8 just in...

Tie a couple of Pompier in #6 and #8 just in case.

I was just getting to sector 4 on the York a couple of years ago and a very nice gentleman, whose name I forget now, was walking out and told me...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By wilson
The polyleaders are just tungsten covered leader...

The polyleaders are just tungsten covered leader material and get down fairly well. They make them in different densities just like sink tips. RIO and Airflo are the primary manufacturer/resellers....
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-05-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By wilson
Howie, as with everything else your mileage may...

Howie, as with everything else your mileage may vary, but I've not had to use tips on the Matapedia. The general feeling is if they are there, and it's a taking fish, sinker or not you'll have good...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-28-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By wilson
I get #4's. Standard 2X salmon hook. Just...

I get #4's. Standard 2X salmon hook.

Just to be clear, I can't spin deer hair to save my life, that's why I get them from Jerome. His are pretty sweet, silver body, little flash in the white...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-27-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By wilson
Jerome, trade you a bottle of scotch for it...

Jerome, trade you a bottle of scotch for it :hihi:

-Chris
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-27-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By wilson
Toss in a white muddler for good measure. I had...

Toss in a white muddler for good measure. I had Jerome Molloy tie up a few for me a couple of years ago, they're well done, and they catch fish.

Keep a small Pompier in your pocket too, just in...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-16-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By wilson
The silver pheasant can be tough to tie as well. ...

The silver pheasant can be tough to tie as well. You just have to find ones with the finer stem and it'll go fine. My experience is that the larger feathers have a pretty fine stem at the tip and I...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-14-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By wilson
Beautiful work Jerome. Hope to see you...

Beautiful work Jerome.

Hope to see you in Gaspe again, the bottle awaits.

-Chris
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-11-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By wilson
You can try Jack Cook at Irishangler.com. Don't...

You can try Jack Cook at Irishangler.com. Don't know if he's a sponsor (sorry) but he's a good guy and knows the river. I will say you NEED a guide, at least on day 1. The fly water can look a...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-11-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,894
Posted By wilson
Picasse, all the way. Big, small, doesn't matter...

Picasse, all the way. Big, small, doesn't matter (water height and temp of course) and you can even change the yellow out for another color (green, red, blue) and even the lace body. It's a cool...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-09-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By wilson
Here's a follow up article from the CBC. ...

Here's a follow up article from the CBC.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2007/01/08/nb-rocksnot.html

-Chris
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-04-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By wilson
Howie, well done on the cabin and the new wife. ...

Howie, well done on the cabin and the new wife.

Now you just have to show us all what it looks like when there are fish rolling outside your front door.

-Chris
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,345
Posted By wilson
I've almost exclusively used singles but I've had...

I've almost exclusively used singles but I've had a few hook sets that were just downright hard to get out of the fish. I went to the Loop doubles, #4/6 and smaller, on my tubes last year and was...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-19-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By wilson
Actually philistine from that reference is: ...

Actually philistine from that reference is:

1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a person who is lacking in or hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits, aesthetic...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-16-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By wilson
Ann, congratulations on the license, apoligies on...

Ann, congratulations on the license, apoligies on the deal.

Mr. Sun-Ztu, get a dictionary or stop doing your reading in the grocery line. It's "an inquiring mind".
...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-15-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By wilson
Charming. Very polite. I love your prose so...

Charming. Very polite. I love your prose so much I read it twice. Absolutely thought provoking. Makes me think. Oh, you're getting such a rise out of me I must reply...

Complete post what? ...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-11-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By wilson
New Gaspe Outfitter?

I was making preparations for Gaspe 2007 and started to hear some things in the wind, so to speak, that led me to believe there may be a new outfitter in Gaspe for 2007. Has anyone heard anything...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-05-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By wilson
Howie, I think this is the one you're referring...

Howie, I think this is the one you're referring to. Don't know how often it gets updated.

http://www.saumonquebec.com/NASApp/sqc/actions/displayHome?lg=en

-Chris
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By wilson
Charlie, what made you decide on black and yellow...

Charlie, what made you decide on black and yellow for that fly? I'm curious over the color because almost every thing I've seen that was streamer-like in the GL was white with either purple,...
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