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A radical reference at the heritage and stories surrounding salmon fishing. large info on salmon flies with quite a few colour plates.

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Page 12 On the contrary, the welcome signs are out on the nearby Matane, which flows into the St. Lawrence. This is a smaller, more placid stream whose many well-marked pools are available to licensed anglers for a small daily fee. Since it is public water accessible by a good road bordering most of it, one may find too many anglers there when the fishing is good. But one man's chances are as good as another's and camping spots on the upper stretches make the river popular for those with moderate budgets.

On Carrying Salmon VI. Casting to a Rise"Making a Hatch"The Skittering FlyHow to Locate FishDark Flies Versus Light OnesDry-Fly SizesA Trick of Last ResortImportance of Experimentation VII. Atlantic Salmon Fishing in North America 131 The Restoration of Maine's RiversSalmon Fishing in MaineFlies and Fishing in Nova ScotiaThe Salmon Rivers of New BrunswickWhat to Expect in New BrunswickNew Brunswick Fly PatternsThe Page xxi Varied Salmon Fishing of QuebecAdvantages of the MataneOther Principal Quebec RiversFavorite Quebec Fly PatternsFlies and Fishing in NewfoundlandWhat to Expect in Labrador VIII.

In addition, the line can be picked up very easily because most of it is floating. The sinking tip and the leader combine to sink the fly only a foot or so, which seems to be the depth Page 11 where the fish seem to want it in most rivers under average conditions. On this occasion, the longer leader and the sinking line evidently didn't allow the fly to fish properly. As I envisioned it later, the too deeply sunken fly was disturbed by rocks and currents down in the pool. It didn't swing and present itself as it should.

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