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About Monquarter

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    Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout
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    Moncton, NB, Canada
  1. Thanks. I will upload them into the database. Marc
  2. The reason is my poor photographic skills. The body is silver. The reflection from the surface the fly is lying on plus the gold rib makes the body look gold. She's as shiny as a nickel in hand. Marc
  3. I generally fish in Atlantic Canadian waters, the Miramichi drainage being the main system I get to fish. I hope to fish in Nova Scotia in 2011 and I have fished in the Gaspe. Marc
  4. That's a beautiful fly, tied in the shape and style I prefer. Marc
  5. Originally a featherwing streamer, here is a converted hairwing. A salmon guide I know uses this fly from spring through fall. I used white polar bear (note the sparkle in the wing and I used no flash) and I added a few strands of pearl krystal flash, not that it needed it. Comments, critiques or questions, fire away! Marc
  6. Here is a fly that has come on strong in the past 10 years. A friend of mine swears it outproduces most other patterns. It's his favorite especially in small doubles. Odd name but it is called the "Same Thing Murray". Marc
  7. Here is my favorite of the Rat series of flies. I use it throughout the year, especially on bright days. I added a few strands of pearl Krystal flash under the grey fox guard hairs. Comments, critiques or questions, fire away! Marc
  8. Many of our rivers fish well with green-coloured flies. Here is one of my favorites for fishing early run salmon especially on a bright day. The fly originated in the the U.S.A. many decades ago but still sees a lot of use nowadays. Some tie it with orange or other colored bodies. I prefer the fluorescent green one. I tie the body in three distinct sections- rear floss section, then mid body butt, then front section. I think the hackle is a touch too long but this one would work just fine in the right situation. The original fly used dyed monga ringtail. I "cheated" and used dyed grey squirrel tail. Comments, questions, or critiques, fire away! Marc
  9. Originally a west coast steelhead fly, I fell in love with the pattern the moment I saw it. While I use it all season, it fishes particulalrly well in the fall. I reckon it looks a lot like a hairwing Dunkeld (another fav of mine). The wing is made from natural red/brown Russian squirrel tail. How could you not love this stuff? I sometimes tie this in streamer format for high water situations. I tie the body with final or medium oval gold tinsel- I could "cheat" and use some braided material but I like to remain true to the original. Comments, questions or critiques, fire away! Marc
  10. The original Ingalls Butterfly was developed decades ago. The original was simply a splayed hairwing coachman. Over the years, it has been jazzed up with the use of various colour tails and or butts (red, yellow, green, etc..) Decades later, this pattern still produces very, very well. Interestingly, it's the only pattern around that has a splayed wing. I have had a lot of success with this pattern over the years with white and yellow wings. The one I present here is one of my favorites although I wish I tied the wing a tad shorter. The most common materials for the wing are calf tail and calf body. This particular fly uses white polar bear which I feel is the best material given its transluscency. Any questions or critiques, fire away! Marc
  11. Trebles are not permitted at all in New Brunswick and even doubles are now outlawed in some rivers. Check the regs before you hot the water as the rules are different all over the place. Good luck and here's to a Moose Light! Marc
  12. Lovely set Frank. I especially like the tragopan wing one. Marc
  13. Love em Rocky especially the "spey dog" with the gp tail under the mallard. Marc
  14. Way to go Dustin! You know see why they often refer to salmon as the fish of a million casts! Finicky buggers aren't they? To catch 1 salmon on 1 trip is quite an accomplishment. I bat fall less than .500 and I have been at this sport for over 20 years. Some years I get to fish maybe 6 times and I end up skunked for the year. I bet your salmon fought like the dickens. What did you catch him on? Did you raise other fish? I bet you could see some real monsters laying in some of those emerald green pools. Marc
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