This was originally posted by Orvis but I couldn’t help follow their lead and post it here too. I’m a self-confessed salmon fishing addict and I can’t think of anything better than catching big salmon on dry flies. Second to that is watching movies of it.
As Phil Monahan points out in the Orvis post, this isn’t much more than an advert for the Lewis River Lodge in Labrador, but that I can deal with. It’s a lovely film, nice and short and only shows the highlights – my favourite!
When it comes to catching salmon this way, I’ve only had one or two off the surface in the UK. I lost a decent one on the Tyne using a riffle hitch last year – a technique I tried on the advice of my good friend, Andy Blyth, who caught them using the same method in Iceland. It’s a real heart-stopper when you see a fish come to the fly – and it definitely increases the urge to strike. Something to bear in mind if you give it a try. (My tactic is not holding the line, but I know opinions vary on this.)