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Old 02-01-2007, 03:44 PM
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Prefered single hander for Gaspe in June - 8wt or 9wt?

Thinking about building a new rod (Winston BIIX) for an early/mid June trip that I have booked on the York and Dartmouth.
Last fall my favourite 8wt bit the dust. It was fine for handling fall fish up to around 20lbs, didn't hook anything larger.
I'm wondering if bright, big (20-30lbs) June fish might warrant a 9wt, or if an 8wt will suffice. I already have a 2 hander for an 8/9 line, so just I'll just be building one more.

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:49 PM
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8 wt will be fine.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:44 PM
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do you prefer blonds or brunettes? It really is a preference thing rather than what you need. Lee Wulff showed you can land large salmon with no reel, and landed big salmon on trout gear and small flies. The difference in playing a big early fish with either an 8 or 9 wt will probably not matter.

Thus it comes down to what you like and can handle well. Early in the year you will likely face big water and bigger flies, so if you can throw that well with an 8 wt, no problem. There is not too much difference with the 9 wt single, although it might be fun to bring a two handed rig with you since this will make some situations considerable easier.

I'm fishing the Restigouche the third week of June and will bring an 8 wt single and a 10 wt 15 foot TCR two hander for fun.

Tight Lines,

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Bonsoir Troy!!

Here are a few pics of some pools you'll be fishing.



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( do bring a few dries....... )


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Old 02-02-2007, 06:22 AM
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Anne.
This is Ladder,, No? One of the most awesome sections of river anywhere!!!!
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:27 AM
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Morning SalmonChaser,

No, these pools are in Sector 6 (York)
1st: Murdoch
2nd: Cuve
Excellent June waters.
June 1 to early July it's usually a hot sector.

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