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Old 10-27-2006, 01:49 PM
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Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week – Lafrancois

The Originator of this Bomber like fly, George Maul of St-Rene de Matane, Quebec, created it in the mid 1960’s. It was originally called the Whiskers but was later renamed by an outdoor writer after George’s nephew Ovila Lefrancois. This fly originally became popular on the Matane river and later throughout Quebec.


Hook: Up eye salmon dry fly hook.
Tail: White calf tail.
Body: Spun and clipped white deer hair.
Body Hackle: White or light badger cock hackle.
Hackle: White or light badger cock hackle.
Wing: White calf tail.
Head: Black.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:14 PM
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I,, and I alone,,, fish this and others of the same gene pool on Prince Edward Island for the early run on the Morell. Another gem is the Le or la Crevette. Now kindly sshhhhh!!!!! Nice tie Charlie,,,as usual.
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Ohhhhh!!!

SalmonChaser..... it's my Number 1 fly, too!!!


Nice Charlie!!!

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Ann,

I think you have that one in your box! I know it's not in mine anymore.

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While thumbing through this archive, I stumbled upon this fly and read the story. I met Olivia Lefrancois several times on the river back in the 70s. He almost exclusively used drys on the Matane. He could cast and drift a dry a "country mile". Although he was one of the most successful fisherman on that river, his story was tragic, and he wound up commiting suicide. No one I know knows why.

In any event, this fly was also called a "Hairy Harry" and fished my most of us. It seemed much more effective than the traditional bomber. Another great dry fly fisherman of that era was a gentleman named Cole Wile. He fished this fly exclusively. Most of the time it was tyed with white calf tail wings and tail, a medium brown clipped deer hair body, and Rhode Island Red hackle palmered and collared. It was tyed on sizes #2 - #8 Wilson light wire hooks.

I ty them in all colors and combinations using all colors of dyed deer hair, hackle, and calf tail. Some I ty with bright coloured egg sacks. But the usual killer is the brown and white, and the all white. It seems like a secret that everyone knows.
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Charlie,

I remember thinking when I first saw this fly among the sample flies you sent me a few years ago that this would make a terrific steelhead fly, and it does.
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