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Old 06-06-2005, 01:17 AM
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Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec

Monday June 6, I leave on my first Atlantic salmon adventure. Here I come Gaspe.

Will be staying with Bill Greiner's Malbaie River Lodge, and looking forward to beautiful eastern Canada geography, and people.

I have all my sinking tip lines set up, but after reading Willie Gunn's several posts on SpeyPages, think I should have full sinking lines not sinking tips. After all, Willie states the Scots solved these problems more than a century ago, and did so WITHOUT sink tips.

I'm in trouble, but looking forward to the chance to prove Willie Gunn to be officially "dufferized," that state when reason exits and dufferdom rules all.

Bob
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It all depends on water temperature, if the temperature is high a floater might be all that is needed.
But please do not throw any "bricks" at the poor fish.

Have a good trip and post some pictures.
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Bob,

I was up to Bill's Malbie River Lodge last year for the first time ... you will not be diapointed in any way. Great rivers ... Great Lodge ... Great Staff

We use all floating lines and no weighted flies ... I was told that was the sporting way it was done ... so I would make sure to take the floaters with you.

We fished about 50-50 dries and wets ... Salmon on a dry is fun ... seeing the salmon turn ... its head come out of the water ... your fly in the open mouth ... pulling the fly from their open mouth before they a hooked ... being a trout fisherman I set the hook quickly and pulled right out of the salmon's mouth more than once.

I am going back to Bill's place in a couple of weeks ... arriving June 13th ... I can't wait to get back up there ... sounds like you will be there the week before so warm them up for me.

Good Luck,

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You'll probably NOT be needing your sinking tips ,and , definately DO NOT use your full sinking lines ! Enjoy Gaspe and the fishing.If your guide is Steve Whiting you'll be fishing with the bast and in serious good hands !
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Bob,

I got to Bill's lodge a day or so after you left ... they were still talking about you ... how is the leg? Was the plane ride hard on you? I hope you caught some fish?

I didn't break anything and caught some fish ... So I guess I only had a GREAT time! I love going the Malbaie River Lodge ... the food, staff, guides are all great ... and the rivers are the most beautiful I have ever seen.

I fished the Grand, York, St. John and Dartmouth rivers and caught fish in 3 of 4.

I fished one day with Bill and hooked a 12 pounder. Bill was trying to land it and slipped on a rock and ended sitting in the river. I could have helped Bill or land the fish ... sorry Bill. Bill got up and finally tailed the salmon.

These fish are the hardest fighting fish I have ever seen. They just don't give up. A couple of jumps and 7-8 runs almost to the backing and it was still fighting went we tailed them.

Lots of fish in the rivers ... The largest one I landed was 18 pounds and was not even close to the largest fish in the pools ... some were 30-35 pounds maybe more.

Bill if the you read this .... Thanks for a great trip!

Bob ... I hope you are doing better.

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Old 06-23-2005, 10:13 PM
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Stephen,
My ankle and I are doing well, thank you. Congratulations on your fishing success. I do agree the Gaspe rivers are beautiful--I'll be back, if Bill gives me a handicapped discount!

Bill G. runs a great lodge operation, that's for sure.
Bob

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