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Atlantics crushing Bombers

If my bucket list gets any longer I'm gonna have to live to 146 yrs old!
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That's just nuts.I wish I hadn't seen it. Now I want to got to.
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I'm drooling. seriously. thats amZing.
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You can fish similar here in Quebec for a LOT less than what ye'd be spending at this lodge !!! Even one particular lodge on the Moisie where your last decision when you leave the helicopter is "Do I have a dry martini or a Scotch " doesn't cost anywhere near this !! NOTHING equates the beauty of ANY Gaspe river ,not to mention the "MAGIC"

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Great images, but I agree with Brian.

Some of the most beautiful, clear rivers anywhere are in Quebec where I've taken sighted salmon on dead drift dries to 28 lbs, and to 32 lbs on waked flies. And the first week I was on the East Litza in Russia, there was a 44 lb fish taken on a size 10 waked in the surface (not by me, though).

Lovely images, but we've got 'em here closer.
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Quite the ad

Using terms like Bucket List, I knew that lodge was expensive. But still, when I looked up their rates, I was stunned - my hard-on faded. It would cost less to fish the Kola - for a month.

At any rate, the video is stunning and I would say the lodge got its money's worth in producing this ad.
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I hadn't even looked at the lodge site. Now that I have, I'd have to poach.
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Newfoundland & Labrador Salmon fishing

I'm going to ramble a bit here so bear with me.

I grew up in Newfie and as a kid I can remember getting on my bike with my brother and grabbing fly rods and heading to the river for some fun. Those days are a distant memory now. Like many Newfies, I moved to Ontario for work when I was young. I met my wife in Ontario and we have a beautiful son and a comfortable lifestyle. I never regret moving away from Newfoundland. My brother moved to Labrador and continued to fish for big Atlantics.

As I worked hard (:>) and raised a family in Ontario, each summer I would hear of his fishing trips to the Caspedia in Quebec and the rivers along the south coast of Labrador. Then back to Central Newfoundland on the Exploits River for more fun and games.

As my son is now a teenager and his parents are no longer cool (embarrising actually), I've had the opportunity to return to Newfoundland and join my brother and my Dad on a couple of fishing trips. Mostly, we've fished Central NF on the mighty Exploits River but this summer we have a trip planned for the Pinware River on the south coast of Labrador. I'm lucky, in that, my brother is very familiar with the local waters and will be our guide for the trip. Having said this, there are local guides and lodges/outfitters available if you are willing to ask/look around. Might even be some other Newfie fly fishers on Spey!

The St.Louis River lodge has a specific luxury clientele and that's fine. However, you can check-off fishing these rivers from your bucket list for much, much, much less than 10G per person (yikes). Good Luck

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Can$3000.00 per day to fish, and you can have the helicopter remaining stationed/parked on the lodge's helipad on standby for the four days fishing to be at your beck & call for an additional Can$10,000.00 (excluding actually using it @ Can$2400.00 per hour)

It is "all inclusive" though, but at these prices, exclusive is the word that is more appropriate.

Goldcup, via Coordinates Capital Corporation, own the outfitting company, which also provides similar fishing, hunting & shooting at other exclusive worldwide venues


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Lovely footage, and to be sure it looks like this lodge has an incredible home pool.

Prime example of charging what the market will bear and catering to a specific clientele, although I'm sure that they have to recoup the large sunk costs for building that lodge in that location (and keeping the helicopters warmed up )

As others have said, plenty of gorgeous water in Quebec in NL/Lab for small fractions of those rates, and bigger salmon (esp. in Quebec) too. There are some very remote rivers in Quebec and Labrador with comparable angling (I know of rivers with hookup rates in multiple hundreds per week for 6-8 anglers) without the emphasis on the amenities. My favourite river in Northern Quebec has a couple of plywood shacks with wood stoves on the shore, and that's it. The fishing is mind-boggling, and it's largely a secret.
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Nice,but much too expensive, must be the same clientele
As the ones flying in on their corporate jets to nj this weekend for the SB.
As others said there are cheaper alternatives.
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I want to do that.

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Just curious what "cheaper" means. Roughly what kinds of prices are you guys talking about for a no frills option. I understand that some places are not open to the general public for a DIY fishing trip, but are there some places that are open? Would love to get to experience some of the rivers (and the fishes) in that corner of the world someday... but thousands of dollars (or more) for a week or so of fishing pretty much pushes me out of the market.
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Jason, I have fished the MSW Miramichi and several tribs from $0-$150/day for a guide and as little as $50/night for a room. I usually fish with one or two friends, so that guide rate can be significantly less. If you go to Nova Scotia, access is free and a guide is not required. DIY is definitely an option. You just don't necessarily see it advertised online too often. This forum is a great resource...lots of knowledgeable, helpful and friendly anglers here!
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Thank you very much, that's good to know. Agreed about the wealth of knowledge and information being shared here. Really cool thing, long may it be that way...
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