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Last fish of the day by Colin McKeown. New Fly Fisher screenshot photo.

The Atlantic salmon is among the greatest game fish leapers and of the freshwater variety no equal

By Skip Clement

The tenacity of the Atlantic salmon is that of a hairless wolverine and, thus, one of the most sort after gamefish, albeit in alarming decline as a species worldwide.

The most bountiful population of Salmo salar in North America spawns in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. With Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Maritime provinces make up the Atlantic Canada region, the last bastion of wild Atlantic salmon.

Adult Atlantic Salmon by Thom Glace, award winning watercolorist, dedicated fly fisher, and conservationist.

The video shown below was hosted and produced by the owners of New Fly Fisher, Mark Melnyk and Colin McKeown, fly fishing the Pinware River in Labrador, Canada, out of the Big Land Lodge [Rob French at (709)-640-7825 or Matt Rogers at (709)-638-3679].

A change to smaller ‘bomber’ fly size, and color [#6 to #10 and ginger to tan] gets the eat. New Fly Fisher screenshot photo.

Tying the Dirty Bomber:

Tie the Dirty Bomber alternate. The original version takes a long time. Newfoundlander Paul White created the original Dirty Bomber. The fly has earned a shout-out if you fish for salmon, brook trout, big Alaskan rainbows, or even largemouth bass or smallmouth bass.

Be sure to join the Atlantic Salmon Federation and help the Atlantic salmon and get all the up-to-date information about Salmon fishing worldwide.


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