That morning was certainly one of the most beautiful mornings of the day. The reason being that I was in my river, my docile flyrod in hand and two voluptuous nymphs hanging by the neck at the end of my line. Another reason (and not the least) was that a colony of vacationing Barbell, of a respectable size, had a ferocious desire to make it with these nymphomaniac nymphs to start their dinner. And not a single canoe or kayak in sight.
And on this magnificent morning everything was perfect and to top it off I was able to splash around in my dear river. I was swimming in the saintliness of nirvana when my left eye (politically correct) was attracted by two white forms coming downstream towards the water’s edge. What I had taken at first for two human size bottles of milk, was in reality two young girls wearing white floaty dresses. (With age one often confuses things!) Read more…
Here’ comes the second part, for our pleasure!
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Phil had predicted a storm and all we hoped was that he wasn’t wrong. After losing five salmons in a single day, we had a chance of redemption on the next day. The Falls, take two. So after a night of turning over in our beds we climbed in the van with small eyes and great ambitions. We came down the stairs, the water had lowered so much that a new step had appeared. The river was still dark but we had stopped trying to see the salmons. We knew where they were, now we had to get them to react. Phil won the first drop privilege and took place at the beginning of the pool, he made a first cast, then a second. Then we saw he wasn’t wrong.
Summer evenings, when all of a sudden the river is caught in a cloud of flies, when you don’t know anymore where to cast, when there is so much food on the water you have to make the difference so it’s your fly that is going to be eaten. When the air is warm, the gentle breeze carresses the water, just drag a little bit your fly, and it’ll be magical!
Walking up the trail, carrying your belly boat in your bag, then you arrive at last to the lake which is suppose to be “heaven” and because of little stupid things, like beeing tired, hungry, upset, the fishing doesn’t go that well. Then you get your act together, you are more than 100% dedicated to what you have to do, and everything comes smooth and easy. That’s fly fishing, we always have to be more than a 100% focused on what we are doing, that’s why we love it so much, there is no space for anything else.
Pfff… more work… with David Maillard, they forced us to test the Sage Method in 9′#5 and 10′#7!!! Life is so hard, gotta work during holidays, testing amazing rods on the river. We’ll come back with the results in fall!
When I was a kid, the cool dudes, the one that we would call hipsters a few decades later, would go skiing dressed up as if they were in the forties, and they use to ski this funny way which would make them kneel to take curves on the slopes, of course they would clib up and never us a lift, they were much too cool for that. Telemark was the way they called their skiing. Telemark is a region in Norway were you can hike the mountains and go for beautiful trout!
Our friends from Quebec are going on an Salmon expedition to Gaspé. It’s just what we love, friends, roadtrip, easy living and fishing ! To get english subtitles, press on the CC link at the bottom right corner of the vimeo screen.
“ I don’t expect them to get very far.” Ron Bourdages’ words echoed through our blurry mind as we climbed aboard the Hooké Van after a solid film projection party at Cimes Adventures. We were quite a bit hangover, we had a gap in our driving shaft but all you could smell in the Hooké Van was confidence. We were on our way to Gaspé, to fish the Falls of the Dartmouth River, we had a lot to hope upon. We finally got installed and had a quiet night before leaving for the pool at dawn. Arrived on the spot, Phil and Fred had a nasty Rock-Paper-Scissors war. Victorious, Fred got the honour to make the first cast in the raging river. This is where everything started for us, when he lost his first salmon of three. This day will remain one of the craziest we’ve lived on a salmon river with all the salmons, good moments and failures it includes. We’re glad to present you with this first part and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Keep following us, the second part is coming very soon!”
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For some of you, Solid Advenutres doesn’t mean a thing, others know it’s one of the best fishing travel company with exclusive destinations, but what the major part of people don’t know is that behind Solid Adventures, there is a man, the man who created Loop, the charismatic Christer Sjöberg! Christer has new ideas and projects all the time and the bags are his latest one! Christer being a traveler and an entrepeneur you can be sure that you will get the best! This is the Destiantion 130 bag, sepcially designed for your fishing trips, every compartment is made to ease you life, and the bottom part is made to receive your precious rods (9ft 4 pieces) and reels. they come at 545$. All specs HERE !
Easy long summer days on the Umpqua river, what more do you need, a bunch of friends, adventure, small fish to play with…It’s summertime! This film summs it all. We love it.
Hey! Here’s the page where you are able to watch all the trailers from Fly Fishing Film Tour 14, if you’re lucky enough to have the Film Tour not too far from you, you are going to have a hell of a night! Just GO ! Sorry if your not in the US or in Canada… but you still can watch a few films from teh previous editions here. And just for your pleasure, here’s 320 trailer.