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En rivière

C'est lorsque le saumon atlantique revient à sa rivière natale pour rejoindre ses frayères et s'y reproduire que la pêche sportive se pratique.

Pools

As they swim upstream, the salmon stop periodically to rest in specific areas of the river called pools.

A pool is a small bowl in the riverbed where the current is calm enough for the salmon to stay there without effort and deep enough for them to be protected.

Salmon are rarely caught as they move between two pools.

Salmon and pools

Salmon usually stay near the bottom, on the downstream side of larger rocks where the currents divide and reform. 

Accès à la rivière

L'accès peut être différent d'une rivière et même d'une fosse à l'autre. Voici les différents moyens d'accès :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accès aux fosses

L'accès aux fosses peut se faire par :

Les exploitants des rivières à saumon du Québec peuvent te fournir une carte de la rivière et te donner des conseils afin de choisir les meilleures fosses en fonction des conditions de la rivière et de ton niveau.

 

 

 

 

 

Casting technique

You don’t need any special talent to fly fish!

Il suffit d'une demi-journée d'initiation pour maîtriser la technique!

Here’s a step-by-step overview of the basic fly casting technique. The goal is to develop a smooth and precise motion.

  • Step 1 : Prepare the line. A good cast begins with a taut line. Start by letting out a reasonable length of line (two or three times the length of the rod) with a small side-to-side movement of the tip of the fly rod. Let the river current stretch out the line.
  • Step 2 : Picking up the line. The line is now stretched out in front of you. Hold the line against the grip of the rod with one or more fingers to keep the length of the line the same throughout your cast. To start the back cast, pull the line out of the water with a progressive rearward acceleration of your forearm. This puts tension on the line, bending the rod. The rod will then straighten again when your arm stops its backward movement.

  • Step 3 :  The back cast. The line will follow the movement of the tip of the rod. When your arm stops, the line continues moving and is projected in exactly the same direction as the curve just described by the tip of the rod. To give your line a beautiful curve, pause for a bit after your arm stops to allow the line to fully stretch out behind you, making it easier to create the tension needed for the next step.
  • Step 4 : The forward cast. At this point, your arm is pointing up and behind you. To cast the line, accelerate your arm smoothly forward, ending with a flick before stopping abruptly. The position of the rod behind you and the curve of its forward movement determine the direction the line will be cast. Finally, as the loop of line stretches out over the water, gradually lower your hand and the rod toward the water. The leader and fly will follow and gently settle on the water.