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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2009, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Gang:

Wondering if folks have opinions about fishing the double hand rod in Gaspe? Certainly doesn't seem required on a lot of water, but for those that do use them, what size do you like?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 09:10 AM
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It has gotten to the point where I don't even put together the one single-handed rod I bring unless I'm quite sure I'm going to be doing some dry fly work. Even the Petite Cascapedia, York, St. Jean, and similar sized rivers fish best with a short scandi type rod. In the fall, you might wish to get by with a switch rod but you won't regret bringing at least one short spey with you. As Dave mentioned, a few rivers can handle a much longer rod if that's your preference, but I even attack those rivers with something around 13'. That's especially true if I'm going to be spending a lot of time in a canoe. Even a 25' Sharpes can seem small when you're trying to wield (and store for a time) a 16' stick.
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Slint.

I wouldn't even consider going to Gaspe' without mine. I use a 13' 8wt. In the dozen or so years I have been going the number of two handed rods in the rod room has really exploded. INHMO it's not that waters are big enough but in some places it just makes fishing more enjoyable without hanging up in the trees.

So if you are going be sure to take one. You will not regrett it.

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Take whatever rod you're comfy with to Gaspé . DON'T preclude using a 2 hander for dry fly work either . My "go to " setup is a Sage 7141 running on 600grain wt.

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Take what you have Skagit,scandi,short or long bellies.Don't worry about the others fishing the pool,if they are not happy they can move to the next pool.


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You're kidding, right ?
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"if they are not happy they can move to the next pool."
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If one notices a crowd on a pool on a pool that you want to fish just introduce yourself . If there's folk fishing on both banks .Go to the oppositite side and mention that you'll only be casting to where the fish hold (IE the Forks at Causapscal) and you DON'T intend to show your casting prowess by hitting the other bank . This will be very appreciated especially if you get a chance after folk start asking questions about Speycasting ( and they will) and you get a chance to demo just how far you could fling a fly across a river !
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I guess Dave deleted his reply stating don't even think about using skagit on Quebec salmon rivers. you will get dirty looks from other fishermen.

Brian when i fish the Quebec rivers we usually fish the pools in a rotation, and a proper introduction before starting to fish. Also I've paid to fish the Zec and won't let others dictate what style of fly fishing i will be using. Unless the Zec has a rule stating no spey fishing (which i doubt very much)

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David,

I'd sure like to know those pools where speys are "frowned upon".

I've fished spey there (YOUR local rivers) for over a dozen years and have many local friends. I've never had a negative reaction from anyone, and don't know of any pools where spey fishing would be inappropriate. And I consider myself a very respectful fisher.

Certainly, incompetent disruptive "spey" casting can have a negative effect on pools for a while, but so can incompetent single handed casting. What pools? You can send me a private email if you'd like.

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You clearly stated not to use skagit, using skagit on Quebec salmon rivers is frowned upon and will get you dirty looks.

I always give others respect and answer any question they may have about spey fishing. In return I expect the same respect and accept my style of fly fishing.I stand behind my statement (i won't delete),for those that are unhappy of sharing a pool can move on, I certainly would if i wasn't happy.

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Thanks, Gang

Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate the insight.

As for David's comment about skagit heads, I found it very helpful and well intended, both from a perspective of a hint about fishing technique and as a bit of insight into the community of anglers sharing water.

As a potential visitor to the region it is pretty great to get a little helpful advice to help be a respectful guest. Looking forward to checking out the fishing and the traditions.


Thanks everyone,

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There are no pools in Quebec where Speycasting is frowned upon . You might get the occasional comment on a rods length ,however adding that it's only a 7wt .will bring things into perspective . There are ,however certain pools on the Matapedia where use of a rod more than 11 ft. is posted as not allowed . These pools are those that can be fished from both sides .Two examples ,'Heppel ' and ' Fourches' .These regs came about due to arrogant attitudes by French and Midwest anglers .Also due to a couple of folk that decided to overhead cast with 15 or 16 foot rods .Ain't no-one going into a rotation when they were about . If one talks to folk first, while waiting your turn ,and explain that due to relatively no line curves out behind a Speycasting 2 hander fisherman you'll have no problem . I don't bother with Heppel because it's definately NOT the pool it was back in the
early 80's . The Fourches , I will fish if I'm on the Matapedia in early June.
I'll also basically move through the pool in about 7 or 8 minutes because the takers are only in two very well defined spots .If yor lucky and the Causapscal is slightly dirty and the main Matapedia current is clear the taking spots will become very evident .
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Guys,

I think I am going to wade out of this pool...

Have a great season everyone!

Long live double handed rods of all types!!

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I will pass 1 month on Matane and I will take according to the levels that there will be in September
17'#11
15'#9 or 15'#8
12'6"#7 or 13'6"#6
in all case 3 spey rod & 1 single 9'6"#8 or 11'4"#7/8

for my part I say that a good speycast disturbs less water than to fishing with a single rod especially if you make anchoring on the fly


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