Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: St.Lawrence river
You will most likely be fishing high water, with few, very big fish. Glen Emma is guided, and most probably you will be fishing from a canoe. The Matapedia is a fairly big river and early season (high water) generally means big flies. 1/0, 2/o, maybe even 3/0. Streamers are very popular early season (e.g. tiger ghost, and the likes). I would be using sinking tips, but the guides will be telling you what to use (many use floating exclusively, even early season). The classic salmon flies are generally the norm. Black bear green butt, the RATs, black dose, undertaker, blue charm, etc.... but anything could work (once again the guide will be suggesting what to tie on).
That's great water with some world renown pool! Good luck and have a great time!