What to bring Fishing

Having the right gear is an important part of a successful fishing trip. Here is a list of clothing and equipment you should have while fishing with Grey Ghost Destinations The weather on Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula is similar to that of the northeastern United States. Summer temperatures vary from 18-30 Celsius (65-85 Fahrenheit). Water temperatures vary from 7-13 C (45-55 F) in the early and late seasons to 13-18 C (55-65 degrees F) during the midsummer months.

  • 9 or 9 1/2 foot fly rods, fast or extra-fast action
  • Spey rods (if preferred)
  • A reel with an adequate drag system capable of holding 150 yards of 20-lb backing
  • Weight forward or shooting tapered fly line
  • Sinking lines: slow and intermediate sink for early- and late-season and high water conditions
  • Leader material from 6 lb. to 15 lb. test. We recommend Maxima Chameleon

There are thousands of Atlantic salmon fly patterns. Those listed above are among the most productive and effective for our rivers. While hook size depends greatly on the water level, we recommend sizes 4 to 12.

  • Silver/Green/Rusty Rat
  • Grey Ghost
  • Yellow Cosseboom
  • Black Bear
  • Green Highlander
  • Lady Amherst
  • Blue Charm
  • Magog Smelt
  • Dottie orange
  • Sun ray shadow
  • Frances (red,green,black)
  • Royal coachman
  • Tiger ghost
  • Butterfly
  • Green Machine
  • Undertaker
  • Green Stonefly
  • Black Dose
  • Green/Brown Bomber
  • White/Grey Wulff
  • Dry fly floatant
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Leader clippers
  • Fishing vest
  • Wet flies
  • Dry flies
  • Streamers
  • Warm sweater for cool mornings and evenings
  • Windbreaker or fleece jacket
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Warm leggings (for under waders)
  • Your favorite fishing hat
  • Wool or insulated socks to wear inside your waders
  • Rain suit or rain jacket
  • Neoprene waders for early and late seasons
  • Breathable waders for mid-season
  • Hip waders are handy but not necessary
  • Wading belt
  • Felt-bottomed wading shoes are recommended
  • Gravel guards for stocking foot waders
  • Short rubber boots for getting in and out of boats
  • Running shoes

Tony Patterson

Telephone: 418-368-8994
Cell: 418-360-6277
Email: tony41patterson@gmail.com

Donald Bourgouin

Telephone: 418-368-3054
Cell: 418-361-2569
Email: dbgreyghost@gmail.com

Address

P.O. Box 6060
Gaspe, Quebec
Canada
G4X 2R6