I'm heading to Prince Edward Island mid August for work and will be there until the end of September. I'm agonizing over what rods to bring. Single handers for salt for sure but what about double handers?
Would anyone with knowledge please share thanks!!!
I've fished PEI awhile back and used an 11'9" 7wt and was comfortable using it in most places. At the time I did not have a single-hander that was adequate for Salmon. If I was to re-visit, I'd take my new Godshall 10' 8wt single hander with me and feel that I have all my bases covered.
All of the guys I fish with from the island use switch rods ... very specifically, the Beulah 10'8" 6/7 and 7/8.
A beautiful place to be in August, incredible beaches !!
You won't find nicer or more friendlier people anywhere
Thanks for that, it sounds like I should bring my 11'6 #6 Winston.
Funny how I'm not the least concerned about what work tools to bring just which rods and set ups 🤗.
Mike, would you know or have contacts that could connect me with a good guide?
I've come across a website or two but guides websites all read like they walk on water as well as guide it so you never really know hahaha!!
Send salmonguy (Alan) a PM
He lives on the island .... he's a real salmon dawg !! Just a fantastic human being, insane salmon fisherman, a fellow salmon whore and what I consider to be a brother from another mother
He would be the one I would ask about guides on PEI, there isn't a more honest man that walks this earth !!
Hey Mike, I've reached out to Salmonguy I'm sure he'll get back to me soon. In the meanwhile I'm hoping you can share your knowledge with me in terms of what shooting heads and casting style I can expect to be using out east?
I've never fished for Atlantic Salmon let alone late season.
Do I need to be brushing up on scandi? So far I've pretty much just been a dirty western skagit dredger🤣
In the "OPEN" rivers or rivers that have "EXTENDED SEASON" for Atlantic Salmon, please review the Provincial Regulations.
There are no gear restrictions, however I will say the salmon are a precious resource on PEI, ensure your fly is barbless and if you are using a sink-tip, use what you feel is sporting
There are steelhead found in a few of the rivers as well on PEI
As far as casting is concerned, I found on the rivers I fished on PEI, that basic roll-casting and double and single spey casts were the norm ... whatever cast was necessary to deliver my offering and maintain stealth. In tidal waters, I reverted to sustained anchor casts for casting heavier tips and larger offerings.
Cold water salmon fishing is an awful lot like steelheading in my opinion.