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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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I'm booked to travel to the Grand Cascapedia the last week in June 2016. Has anyone here fishing there that time of year, and if so what rods should I look at taking with me. I had planned on a 10' foot 8 weight single hand for bombers, an 11'7 - 7 weight switch rod and a 12'7' - 7 weight. Does this cover me on the Grand? What about backing, is the standard 150 yards enough? I have never had an issue with 150, actually never really needed more than 75 yards.

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IMHO having fished there the last several years having more is better. On the Grand you truly have potential to catch a salmon of a lifetime..25, 30 maybe even 40lbs. If you ever needed more backing this can be the place. Two years ago I lost a fish after nearly being spooled with 175 yards of line and if it wasn't for quick thinking by my fishing partner to grab our canoe and give chase I absolutely would have. Fish can be big and bright that time of year. A 7 weight spey would be the bare minimum and an 8 or 9 would probably serve you and these incredible fish better. Better to get them in as quickly as possible and on their way back upriver. Quick being a relative term because your in for a battle regardless of what rod you choose. Some good info here.


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Thanks for the information, I have heard stories of tremendous fish there which is why I asked about about rods weights. Perhaps I will have to reconsider and move towards an eight weight!
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I agree an 8 or 9 wt. would be more appropriate. I think in summer low water the 7 would work, but the big guys in June deserve a bit more.
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I'm booked to travel to the Grand Cascapedia the last week in June 2016. Has anyone here fishing there that time of year, and if so what rods should I look at taking with me. I had planned on a 10' foot 8 weight single hand for bombers, an 11'7 - 7 weight switch rod and a 12'7' - 7 weight. Does this cover me on the Grand? What about backing, is the standard 150 yards enough? I have never had an issue with 150, actually never really needed more than 75 yards.

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How are you booked for June 2016 ?

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I'm booked into one of the lodges on the river.
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I'm booked into one of the lodges on the river.
Cool ! You'll do fine with the rods you mentioned except for the switch rod .I'd leave that @ home .Stunning river ,BRING YOUR CAMERA !

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I agree with Brian, those will be fine. Just make sure you have a good reel with backing,
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