Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Brûlé McSprats (sz. 3, 5 & 7)

This is one of my favorite times of year. North American salmon fishermen reconnect with one another. Whether it's by phone, email or even SMS, anglers ask each other, "Where are you going this year and when?" This is the time of year we start to lose sleep thinking about river conditions, run timing and about flies we don't need, but feel compelled to tie anyhow. Some of my friends have already put time in on salmon rivers, most with little to show for it. "Things are late this year" is a common refrain this season.  I'm just starting to lose sleep, hoping that I'll hit it just right. Good luck, friends!


  1. Ben: Beautiful flies as always! I just got back from a trip to the Gaspe, where I caught a 15-17 lbs bright chrome beauty on the Grand Cascapedia -- and on a fly with the same colorations as this: gold hook (double though), green body, black wing.

    Tight lines,

    1. Thanks, Ben! That's awesome you got a nice fish. I hear the Grand has been fishing well. This is sort of a last minute trip for me, so we'll see how I do in the draws.


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