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A Fishing Story - as ripped from the pages of NSFLYGUY..
In lieu of a properly written blog post, here's a story about a 42" fish that Paul & I met on the North Pole stream last September with the details ripped from the pages of the **NSFLYGUY forum. (**NSFLYGUY is the BEST salmon fishing discussion forum in Atl...

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing on the Main Southwest Miramichi River, N.B.
This blog title has quite a ring to it, eh? You can almost picture Bill Dance and his goofy UoT trucker hat rolling up in a fancy bass boat - maybe throwing a pumpkinseed tube as he works a bogan or some other smallmouth bass fishing nonsense.. (yeah, this ...

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Some pictures from opening weekend 2016.
I was going to do a report but figured I'd let the pictures do the talking on this one.. suffice to say, everything you've heard is true - the fishing is excellent and this has been our best season opener ever! And if it wasn't for the wind on Friday & Satu...

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"Double J Smelt" - a black salmon fly.. that was supposed to be a trout fly..
Way back in the spring of 2015, just when the river was warming up and the trout were starting to bite I felt an urgent need to tie up an original or as close to original "trouty" streamer as I could. I seldom fish well-known patterns as I get great enjoyme...

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A response from the Feds...
I recently received a reply from the Federal Government to our letter supporting salmon management and conservation. If they do what they say they're going to do (base their decision on science) then it's a no-brainer and there'll be no tags for the 2016 se...

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Please donate some flies to support the Hammond River Angling Association!

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2016 HRAA Fundraising Dinner & Auction, Saturday MAY 7th
I got off to a bit of a late start on this one - HRAA is holding their annual fundraising dinner & auction on Saturday May 7th and I'm looking for fly donations. The Hammond River Angling Association is a group of progressive and dedicated conservationists ...

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Salmon Anglers support the document “28 Reasons to Support Salmon Management and Conservation” (A rebuttal to “28 reasons to oppose the live release of grilse")
(picture by Paul W Elson or Stephanie Groom-Elson) Subject: Salmon Anglers support the document “28 Reasons to Support Salmon Management and Conservation” (A rebuttal to “28 reasons to oppose the live release of grilse") Document link : https://goo.gl/EeKIl...

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The future of salmon farming.
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