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Posted: December 16, 2011

Session #2 at the vice:  We had some fun with a variety of red/green materials and invented some new Christmas patterns.  We are planning to meet every second Tuesday.  Be sure to check us out!  Next week (Tuesday Dec. 20th) will be our last session before Christmas. We are planning to ty the most...

Posted: December 2, 2011

On Tuesday last week, we had our first session at the vice for season #5.  With some veterans back with us along with quite a few new members, we decided to create some bugs.  Our pattern included the following materials:  red wool for the butt, crystal flash for a tag, brown saddle hackle for the...
'The Man At The Mouth': George RoutledgeSeason #5 is shaping up to be a BIG year for the Fly Fishing Club.  We are starting early in order to prepare for the upcoming season.  We are hoping that all of our veterans will return along with any new members who are interested in "all things salmon fishing'.  With that said, we will be having monthly fly tying sessions for any students interested in learning the art of fly tying.  We are hoping to create our own salmon flies that will hook into a salmon on one of our trips.  Our first session will be on Tuesday, November 29 after school in Mr. Hallihan's classroom.  No equipment is necessary...be sure to check us out!!! 
The Fly Fishing Club ended the 2011 salmon fishing season on the Cains the last day of the season.  We had 6 current club members (Avery Gilks, John McNally, Cody Stewart, Brandon McKay, Kyle Ross and Adam Travis); 1 alumni member (Eric Gilliss) and myself travel to Buttermilk Brook on Saturday,...
Cains River MapWell it's official...we will be fishing the last day of the season, Saturday October 15, on a tributary of the Southwest Miramichi - CAINS RIVER.  We will be canoeing down from Buttermilk Brook and fishing the pools along the way to the Main Southwest Miramichi.  We hope to get into some great Fall salmon and we will report back after our trip.  Great way to close out the season!
The MVHS Fly Fishing Club was recently featured in the Autumn issue of the Atlantic Salmon Journal.  I have attached the article for those of you who have not read up on what we are all about.  Many thanks to Martin Silverstone for writing the story!
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Eric Gilliss' Bartibog SalmonThis past weekend Eric Gilliss landed a beautiful salmon on the Bartibog River.  Here is his fishing story in his own words..."He was 32 inches long, a solid 12 pounder. Took a #6 Shady with a red butt, black hackle and crystal flash. He put up a good fight. I was fishing in front a camp and the owners were there for supper. When it became obvious that I had a fish on the lad came down with his landing net in one hand and his son, around 5 or 6 up on his shoulder. The kid was even more excited than I was so I gave him the rod and let him play the fish for a bit, he was well hooked so he wasn't going anywhere. That picture doesn't do his coloration justice, never seen a fish as red as he was, just beautiful!"   
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These guys had some luck on the Main Southwest Miramichi a night in August.  Check out Adam's video of Avery landing a grilse at the Belanger Pool and Brandon landing a salmon at the Campbell Pool.
On July 19th, the Fly Fishing Club travelled to the Main Southwest Miramichi to fish water donated by local owners.  These pools included Campbell's/Keenan's, Belanger's, Hallihan's and the Half Bar.  We had 7 club members, 2 alumni members, 1 parent and 3 teacher guides.  There was lots of fish in...
Alumni member, Eric Gilliss, had some success at the Belanger Pool on the Main Southwest Miramichi.  Using his new rod that he received as a graduation gift last year, he was able to hook into and land this beautiful salmon on a #4 Shady Lady. 

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