Deep In Backing
Deep in Backing
of dynamic young fly fisherman devoted to promoting their passion of fly
Pointe Aux Anglais, Québec
www.Landmark Fly Shop-adventures.com
Jocelin is a well known figure in Eastern Canada &
Quebec Fly fishing communities. A full time river guide on Quebec North
Shore Region, an fly fishing instructor
upper Aux Outardes River, Trinité, Pentecôte and
Aux Rochers River
Salmon, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Sea Run Brook Trout, Brook Trout and Lake
I grew up in an era when every little boy would fish for brook trout, had a
BB gun and wanted to be a coureur des bois. Thank god a big part of me never
Everything worthwhile for me seemed to lay just East of
where I spent my childhood years... and when I finally hit the end of the
road, I was in Newfoundland. After guiding there for 2 summer, and having so
much fun, I decided to see what was at the other side of the Belle-Isle
straight , I ended up on Quebec's North Shore. I have been working full-time
in Quebec for 10 Years now. Since 1998 My wife Sonie and I host fly fishing
trips all over the North Shore introducing old and new friends to some of
Quebec's North Shore best fishing destinations. I'm also a professional fly
tier, and have been tying flies since my late teens.
My love of fly fishing stems from an early age when as a 12 yr old I used to
try and make trout flies to use on the river tweed close to where I lived at
time so i guess i had the basics in place for pike fly tying in later life
in between my goes at dead baiting and lure fishing for pike , I'm now
pretty much 100% fly only just love the method as a sport
i have a passion for tying pike flies that is hard to resist sometimes
things just leap into you head and you got to go make it no matter what time
of the day or night it is , sometimes ill see a pattern and think pike and
change it around a bit to suit my style of fishing...
sub bugs are slowly taking over my brain such a versatile fly hence the
website with ken to get the ideas out there and down on paper so to speak
for the history books
I've known ken for a while and he's a really crazy arsed fly angler and a
great friend and with as much passion for the sport as I've ever seen
although it does help when you live 10 min from some great fishing and have
your own boat .
I also have a regular pike fly fishing / fly tying site click the link below
and enjoy the site as well as this one
Juan grew up in Northern New Mexico
fishing the small streams and creeks of the Sangre De Cristos. In
1997, a switch to fly-fishing was made and he has never looked back.
Over the years, he has guided on the Cimarron River in New Mexico
as well as the South Platte River in Colorado.
Juan received his first tying kit when
he was 15. After a few disastrous “creations”, it was put away for
a few years. In college at Durango, CO the kit was opened and a new
appreciation for the globs of fur, feathers, floss and thread was
created. Now after 15 years of tying Juan is an accomplished fly
tier. Currently a part time guide for Anglers Covey and a fly
tying instructor for Ghillies Fly Shop in Colorado Springs, there
are not many seconds that pass without the thought of fishing or
tying that go by. Juan runs a bog about fly tying and fly fishing
at hopperjuan.blogspot.com. Got Hoppers?
Dai is a
well known figure in Europeam Fly fishing communities.
fishing at the age of six, on the Afon Twrch. When I was a bit older my Dad
started taking me sea fishing off the Mumbles pier.
At the age
of 9, i started fly tying and fishing for sewin on the River Tawe. in those
days the river was just full of fish sewin huge runs it was an awesome river
and you never though about catching 30/ 40 sewin in the day spinning and fly
fishing, you would also catch salmon / bass and twait shad by the bin full,
how the days have changed.
Personal best salmon on a fly 22lb 08oz, Sewin 10lb 12oz, rainbow 15lb
12oz, Brown 10lb 04oz, bass 11lb 06oz, tarpon 60lb, lemon shark 85lb, I also
like my carp fishing PB on a fly 36lb 12oz, on bait 51lb UK PB, French PB is
I love the sewin and bass fishing, those were the two fish I loved to fish
for. 41 years ago I started fly fishing for bass off the Gower. I have also
fished many places around the world, catching blue fin tuna 625lb, shark
450lb, sailfish 124lb, my PB fish on a fly tarpon about 60lb
Marc Madore Facebook Page
Marc is a well known figure in Eastern
Canada & Quebec Fly fishing communities and a river guide on the
Marc maintains he is responsible for popularizing the
Chenille Bugs in the Miramichi system. This was not an easy task, but he
finally got an authority on flies for the Miramichi to admit that they fish
well; however, the same person refuses to stock the Chenille Bugs because
they are not tied with original material. “There are problems in tying the
Chenille Bugs. The main ones are that you have to double the bodies and tie
in the hackle by the butt rather than the tip, or the hackle can break”,
says Marc. “I’ve done a lot of study on the Atlantic salmon. I am totally
focused on it and I gave up all other fishing so I can fish only Atlantic
salmon. I gave it all up so I can learn what makes the salmon tick. One of
the things I learned is that, contrary to popular belief, the Atlantic
salmon eats bugs when it enters the fresh water rivers”, says Marc.
According to Marc we are fishing flies that are way to
big. The smaller the fly the more fish he gets. There are reasons for this.
Marc believes that flies should have a lot more action to them than the
flies we produced up to 1996. The whole world of fly tying can be
regenerated if we wanted it to. If we take a look at the history of some of
the older flies, and who tied them and where they were fished, we could get
some of it back. If we look at the “Jock Scott” and the other very classic
flies for example. Where were they made and where were they fished? They
were fished over thousands of fish, but the Gillies at the time could not
fish, nor afford to fish these places. Those flies were designed for fishing
under adverse conditions.
Marc’s favorite feather wing fly is the
Canadian Black Dose while his favorite hair wing flies have to be a green
butt “Black Bear” and a slightly modified “Undertaker”.
“Canadian Black Dose” tied by
R. Marc Madore
Marc feels that it is just as much of an art to tie the
fully dressed feather pattern flies by using substitute material. It doesn’t
cost an arm, or a leg, for material and the substitute material can look
just as beautiful. Marc has been teaching a lot of people the art of fly
tying and when he sends his students away at the end of the course he tells
them to go and practice what they were taught. Many of his students have
come back and told him that when they converted the technique and precision
he taught them to tie the feather wing flies into tying their hair wings
they now tie a hair wing fly that is twice the fly they tied previously.
Madore April 2005
In the early 1980’s Marc tied a fly that he was very
proud of, so he took it to show Cliff Brown, an older and experienced fly
Tyer in Oromocto, New Brunswick. Cliff examined the fly carefully and said,
“Marc, it’s a good fly, but remember one thing. Continue tying flies as you
are, but keep that fly and in five years take another look at it.” Marc did
as he was told and in 1985 when he looked at the fly again it was totally
different. After he started tying the feather wing patterns in 1981, his
hair wing flies improved tremendously because of the precision and
techniques he had to master in order to tie quality feather wing flies.
It is not easy for a guy like Marc Madore to name his favorite flies. It’s
like asking a parent who their favorite child is. You couldn’t help but to
love them all. However, in being forced to choose his favorites Marc selects
Favorite Tying and Fishing Hair Wings
Canadian Black Dose
Thunder & Lightning (Conversion)
Green Butt “Black Bear”
Favorite Classic Patterns
Jock Scott (Loved because it is so complex to be tied properly)
“Picasse” tied by
In 1996 he caught
his largest Atlantic salmon at the Blackville Pool beside Doctor’s Island.
The magnificent fish, which weighed in at 28 pounds, was caught on a fly
called “Picasse” tied on a #4 hook.
A modified version of a “Carter’s Bug”, which Jerome
Molloy and Bryant Freeman (Eskape Anglers) got him interested in tying. It’s
not an attractive looking fly, but fishes well.
Marc, who is also a registered New Brunswick Guide,
takes great pride in helping guests who come to the Miramichi to capture the
elusive Atlantic salmon. He is committed to protecting the integrity of the
guide and can be very vocal if he feels that guides are not living up to the
expectations of what they are required to do to insure that their guests are
properly cared for. Over the years he has met a lot of guides, some good,
some not so good. There are the ones who will say, “This is the only way we
do it”, even if they are wrong. Marc is the kind of guy that believes in
what is right and he is the first to tell them that this is not the way we
do it. It has to be done right, or don’t do it at all.
The Savieur for the fall fishing designed in 2009
Olive Madorabou Assassin
Andrew is a passionate fly fisherman
since the beginning of is teen year's. The north branch of the Yamaska, that
he still loves to visit, especially in the winter time, schooled him while
he grew up in Bromont. He visit's, as soon as he as the opportunity, the
Missisquoi valley in search of mountain creeks were, from time to time, a
bookie hides. But, the fish that truly drives his passion is steelhead, the
anadromous rainbow trout stocked in the Great Lakes since the 1970's. With
the help of his mentor, Pierre Latreille, Andrew has been targeting these
winter fish for the past two year's. Whether he drift's for them in the
clear creeks in Ontario or in the internationally known rivers of eastern
New-York, this fish still gives him the best adrenaline rush!
On week nights, or when only a few hours of fishing
present themselves, he loves to hit the pounds and rivers minutes from his
home to drift dry's for unconventional specieses. He founded, with the
immense help of his friend and co-fonder Étienne Marier, Three Of Trout were
he intends to share his passion for the sport!
Waters : Nicolet River, Becancour
River, Aylmer Lake, St-François River.
Species : Brook trout, Sea trout, Rainbow trout,
Steelhead, Brown trout, Smallmouth bass, Pike
Étienne is a young fly fisherman from Victoriaville. He
fished for the first time at the age of 4 with a stick and a worm. He was
introduced to fly fishing in 2010 and it became his ultimate passion. Even
if he is really busy with school and his job, he goes fly fishing as often
as possible, at least 50 times a year. He began fly fishing while exploring
some rivers in his region, principally the Nicolet River. His favorite
specie to fish is the brown trout, for the difficulty to catch her and for
her beautiful colors.
Even if he prefers to fish for salmonids, he is always
ready to fish for more “exotic” species. He is consistently practicing
catch and release, because there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a
trophy fish swimming back to his pool after a hard fight.