Fly fishing in Labrador
Getting our gear aboard in Labrador City for our trip to camp. We had to bring everything in with us, gear, food, booze, fuel, even a 12 gauge shotgun due to reports of a bear on the island.
This is a view of our camp from the dock.
These are the guest cabins.
Labrador is famous for big Brook Trout, most of the fish we caught were in this size range. We fished all kinds of flies, big streamers, nymphs and dry fly’s. Everything worked, the fish were not selective. Our most productive dry fly was a Goddard caddis, size 10, but they would hit Wulff’s stimulators, and hoppers.
We did get some big fish, this was the fish of the week, a 10 pound plus Landlocked salmon caught by Roy on a 5wt rod and 5X or 6X tippet! There were some scary moments there but Roy landed this beauty.
The river was big and brawling, big boulders that were very slippery, but the wading was generally good and it was possible to get to spots mid-river, you just had to be careful. Of course the guides walked all over the river as if were a putting green.
After dinner, a few cocktails around the campfire, we even saw the northern lights!