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Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

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Old 10-30-2013, 07:19 PM
jsynnott jsynnott is offline
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York, Dartmouth, St. Jean Newbie

Booked for a week on these three rivers (depending on lottery draws), couple of days guided and then DIY for the rest. Can't wait but in the meantime I would like to spend countless hours at my vice. I can found voluminous fly patterns for Atlantics but I would like to specialize in a dozen or so that give me some of my best shots at fish in these rivers mid to late June. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, where's the best "just off the water" brew in Gaspe?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:48 AM
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I can not comment about the "Brew House" but the flies are another matter. Quebec Sporting is a sponsor of this forum, and they have a gallery of appropriate flies. The classics must include: Tiger Ghost, Blue Charm, Muddlers, Black Bear, and many more. If you tie the different colors and sizes you're set. Remember: " All of these flies will catch fish and yet none of these flies work."
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:22 AM
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The list is near endless, but I wouldn't go without the Silver RAT, Rusty RAT, Picasse, Green Widow, Sugerman Shrimp, and John Olin flies in my box. I also had luck there with a Lax Blue which you won't normally find on lists like this. Have a great trip and do get in touch with Ann (Quebec Sporting) long before you go. You will be glad you did.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Hooked up with Quebec Sporting for a couple guiding days and they have been awesome to work with. Great quote about all and none. I have. Even reading about stonefly nymphs working up that way, in interesting colors, any experiences with that?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:43 PM
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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 into you there. My partner and I got good preseason numbers on the Dartmouth and St.-Jean rivers.

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the tips. Hooked up with Quebec Sporting for a couple guiding days and they have been awesome to work with. Great quote about all and none. I have. Even reading about stonefly nymphs working up that way, in interesting colors, any experiences with that?
The black and green stonefly patterns used up there are a lot different than a stonefly nymph that a trout angler might use. I almost added those two to my list above, but knew they were just a few of a bunch more I could add. Be sure you buy or tie stonefly patterns designed to be used for salmon fishing.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:21 PM
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Stimulators?

Do large stimulator patterns work on those streams? Seem like a good fit for skating.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:52 PM
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The height and color of the water will dictate the size and color of the pattern for the time you are there. Size matters so I carry many sizes in many patterns. You pick your dates, you roll the dice on water levels, and you adjust your tippet, fly size and length of leader to those conditions. You have been provided with excellent advice across the board from seasoned veterans on the good patterns for these waters. All three Gaspe rivers are different. Size, Color and Characteristics. A Quebec sporting guide is a great advantage for finding the fish. Plan on Hard work and get your arm warmed up for long casting days in advance of your trip. Best Of Luck to You!
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