Cooking Trout By The Water

By David-Alexandre Chabot   Sometimes simplicity is best, this is definitely the case with this trout recipe!   Ingredients: - Freshly caught trout - Salted Butter - Garlic    Step 1: Get some wood for the fire.   Step 2: Get that fire started!   Step 3: Enjoy the view while the fire turns the wood into coal.   Step 4: Clean your trout and get some garlic and butter.   Step 5: Stuff the trout with that good stuff   Step 6: Wrap your trout in foil.    Double Wrap is best.   Step 7: Wrap more foil around...

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Utrera’s Sulphur Dun Inverted Parachute

By Lucas Utrera This fly has the particularity of uniting the past with the present of fly tying. On the one hand, it has the traditional duck quill wings of the classic dry flies of the early 20th century and on the other hand, it has an inverted parachute without a visible post. The result is a Sulfur Dun with a very slim silhouette with exquisite buoyancy. Lucas Utrera is a fly tyer born in Córdoba, Argentina, currently residing in Miami, USA. He started fly fishing in the mid-90s together with his father at the early age of 12, and after watching a couple...

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Alaska Coho Fishing

by Erik Barrus   For many folks whether they have been fly fishing for a week or 30 years there are a few places around the world that are considered a Mecca of sorts for fly fishing. Runnin’ down browns on the South Island in New Zealand, hucking streamers for logs in the rivers of Patagonia in South America, nearly walking on top of salmon while trying to land a big ol’ buck during the silver runs in Alaska; these are a few of the places that people dream about.  I have had the great fortune to take in the...

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The Green Machine

by Kenzie Kozera Whether targeting Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada, Steelhead on the West Coast, or monstrous sea-run brown trout in Argentina, the Green Machine has hooked countless trophy fish. Originating on the Miramichi River of New Brunswick, the Green Machine has earned a place in fly boxes world-wide. With its tightly trimmed deer hair body which has been sparsely hackled, this fly is arguably one of the most effective wet flies for summer run Atlantic Salmon and trout across Canada. Unlike its deer hair cousin, the Bomber, the Green Machine is fished as a wet fly typically swung or...

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My First Trout

By Michel Carrier   I was five or six years old when my grandmother Irene took my brother and me down to Sisson Brook, a small stream located a few steps from the camp my grandfather had built in the forest of northwestern New Brunswick. Arriving on site, "Mémére" proceeded to cut down a few alder branches , to which she attached about fifteen feet of black fishing line (quite similar to the backing I now have on my salmon reel). It couldn't have been a more basic or rustic fishing rod, but we were in awe that she could...

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Peacock Nupiale

By Christian Frenette    As a fly tier, it’s impossible to ignore salmon flies. Whether you fish them or not, they are true works of art. They are all unique in their colours, their shapes and the story they tell. Even though I'm more of the freestyle type, I occasionally flip through books by renowned tiers to look for inspirations and to learn more about the origin of their patterns. This is how I discovered the fly that would allow me to venture into the mesmerizing world of salmon flies: The Nuptiale. This 1984 creation by Yvon Gendron, appears in...

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