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Turle KnotSince Doug was unable to meet with us we decided to refine our skills of knot and fly tying.  The trip is one month away and we want to make sure that we are prepared with a secure knot and a decent fly. 
Salmon Country: Doug UnderhillDue to illness, Doug was unable to come to our meeting.  He does plan to check us out before the end of the school year.
Nice Salmon!It is official...  the MVHS Fly Fishing Club will be invading the Northwest Miramichi on Sunday, June 5th and we will hopefully see a lot of tight lines.  To prepare for the trip we need to have a classroom session on needed gear, techniques, etiquette, rules/regulations, etc...  All members are asked to be in attendance on Wednesday after school in my classroom.  We are looking at hooking into one of these...
Salmon Fishing TimeIt is time to dust off your fly rod and do some casting in the gym on Thursday this week after school.  If you have your own rod/reel - bring it.  If you don't - we will have extra rods available.  We will be practicing a variety of casts while reviewing some of the important knots that we learned last week.  See you there!!!

Posted: April 7, 2011

It is two days before the opening of the 2011 Atlantic Salmon Fishing Season and the club is planning to get their gear in order.  We will be demonstrating and practicing many of the knots that we use when salmon fishing.  If you have some gear like a reel, a line, leader and some flies...bring it to the session.  If not, we will have some gear on hand.  Below the mouth of Cains RiverCheck out a picture of Main Southwest Miramichi taken on April 5 - ice is gone but more is left to come down from Doaktown...

Posted: April 1, 2011

NB Fly Tyers: Dewey GillespieThis week we will be hosting Dewey Gillespie, who is one of the founding members of the "Fly Tyers of New Brunswick" group.  He has offered to do a presentation on what they are about and give some history behind many of our Atlantic Salmon Flies.  Be sure to come out and here is the link to his website... As well, keep yourself up to date by signing up for Doug Underhill's weekly salmon fishing reports.  We are now into April with the season about to begin.  Here is the link to the newsletter...   TIGHT LINES!!!
All members of the Fly Fishing Club (YES! - those of you who came out last year, those of you who been tying flies this year and those of you who still did not check us out but are interested) are asked to meet in Mr. Hallihan's classroom afterschool on Thursday for an important meeting.  If you are unable to attend, stop by and talk to Mr. Hallihan.  Hurry up!  The ice is about to run... Check out the following link - I am looking at taking some members down to Moncton...  come to the meeting for further details!

Posted: March 15, 2011

Green MachineThe Fly Fishing club will meeting this week on Thursday, March 17 after school in Mr. Hallihan's classroom.  We will be once again at the vice tying the best salmon fly on the river - the "Green Machine".  Wise man once said that a Miramichi salmon fisherman only needs 2 flies - a green machine and a spare one.  Check out the pattern...

Posted: February 21, 2011

Rusty RatWe will be meeting on Thursday, March 3rd after school in Mr. Hallihan's classroom.  We will be at the vice tying the infamous "Rusty Rat" - great fly.  Again, any new or old members are encouraged to attend.  Check out the pattern...

Posted: February 17, 2011

On Wednesday night after school we had 15 students turn out to do some fly tying.  We plan on having another session next week so make sure you listen to the announcements.  Check out some pictures in the gallery...

Posted: February 9, 2011

At lunch today we discussed what is planned for the club this year.  I have attached a file with the details..check it out if you missed the meeting.  We are planning to meet nextWednesday, February 16 to do some fly tying.  We will meet in Mr. Hallihan's classroom after school.  If you have your own gear, feel free to bring it along.      
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Posted: June 8, 2010

Well, we do have a fishing report from our trip last Saturday on the Main Southwest Miramichi.  Pools fished included:  Campbell's, Keenan's, Hogue, Hallihan's, Halfbar and Wade's.  Water height was perfect and water temperature was great, but, the salmon numbers were not in our favor.  We did manage to see a fish roll on it's own, hooked a few brook trout as well as some salmon parr.  Be sure to check out the pictures of the trip in our gallery.  We are planning another trip to the Main Southwest in either late July or early August (when salmon numbers will be in our favor).  This week will bring a close to the school year but not our fishing season.  We are hoping that all members will try to spend some time on the water this summer.  We will continue with the club earlier next year with some fall fishing on the Cains and some winter fly tying.  Best wishes to our alumni members this year who include:  Eric Gillis, Anthony McLean, Michael Savoie and Chris Urquhart.  Thanks to all those who participated and we are encouraging any new members to get involved next school year.   "Any day on the water is a good day"...  TIGHT LINES!
This year we will be fishing the Main Southwest Miramichi on Saturday, June 5.  I have attached a Word document that outlines all the details including a schedule.  You will need to have yourself equipped with a pair of chest waders, fly rod, reel, floating line, leader, some salmon flies (2 green machines) and a fishing license.  If you are unable to get some of these materials, let Mr. Hallihan know by Friday.  Be sure to check into Doug Underhills weekly newletter for the latest fishing conditions and updates...    Tight lines...on Saturday??? 
This week we will be meeting on Thursday after school in Mr. Hallihan's classroom.  Those students who have not paid their club fee are asked to do so by Thursday.  We will be equipping our fly rods with floating line, tapered leaders and summer salmon flies.  We will be going outside to do some casting when completed.  More importantly, we will be planning our annual trip to the Northwest Miramichi for some early salmon / sea run trout.  All members are asked to attend...   Tight lines soon!!!
This week we are leaving on Monday after school to go to Doaktown for a tour of the Atlantic Salmon Museum.  Here is a link to their website for those who can not make the trip...