Friday, June 10, 2016

Return to Gaspé

H: June 10, 2016: Well, I return to the Gaspésie in 2 days. For the past couple of weeks, it's been all I can think about—big, beautiful, bright, fresh from the ocean, salmo salar :).

Last year's trip inspired me to start tying flies. 2 weekends before the trip, I tied perhaps 12? flies: a few picasse, magogs, and black bear green butts. They certainly weren't pretty but most of them did take a swim in the Dartmouth, York, St. Jean, and Bonnie.

This year, I'm taking 3 boxes of flies and upon closer inspection, it looks like I tied about 40 percent of them (bombers not included). Note: the pretty ones below were purchased or given to me by friends ;).

Wet flies for atlantic salmon: Same thing murray, john olin, magog smelt, picasse, black bear green butt, blue charm, green spey, green highlander, pompier, silver rat, out of lunch
My salmon wet fly box.
Bomber box by Adelcio Chaves: bombers for atlantic salmon, green machine, stone fly, smurf
Bomber and bug box. Gorgeous handmade leather box by Adelcio Chavez.

I had such an incredible trip last year, it's hard to imagine this year could possibly top it. I'm prepared for a let down, a sophomore slump. I just hope my fishing partner, Jessie, lands her dream salmon this trip so I can tail it and take a sweet photo for her :). That would make this year even better!

Sunday's forecast calls for 1.5 inches of rain. Yikes! Wish us luck!

3 comments:

  1. That leather fly box is a beauty. You should give spinning deer hair a try, it's not difficult and the results can be very gratifying.

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    1. I bought some deer belly and was going to try spinning some green machines for the trip but ran out of time. Too busy fishing :).

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  2. That leather fly box is a beauty. You should give spinning deer hair a try, it's not difficult and the results can be very gratifying.

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