Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon with dry flies is a technique practiced with enormous success in Canada, Newfoundland and Russia. There are two primary techniques that are used. In Canada & Newfoundland the most popular and effective method is to dead drift the fly whilst in Russia skating the fly (riffling hitch method) is the favourite of fishing this fly. The salmon ‘take’ makes this one of the most rewarding and exciting forms of salmon fishing that you can experience. On a dead drifted fly the take is more often than not as gentle as that of a Trout. Skating the fly produces a completely different and typically much more aggressive reaction. Either way…watching a leviathan emerge out of the deep and take your fly is a unforgettable experience.
The Bomber or Buck Bug was developed in the 70’s on the Miramachi River in Canada. Elmer Smith from Prince William has been accredited as having tied the original fly, made from tightly spun deer hair. Since their creation they have become one of the most popular and successful Salmon & Steelhead flies of all time.
Salar Fly Bombers, produced by Shadow Flies are we believe the very best Bombers that you will find anywhere. The deer hair is packed incredibly tightly ensuring that the fly stays ‘dry’ and floating even in heavy water. Our range of both cigar bombers and buck bugs come in a wide range of colours the colour variations being important for fish that have grown tired or the standard offerings.
Any fly can be ‘skated’ using the riffling Hitch method however our selection of deer hair (muddler head) skaters are another useful secret weapon to have in your fly box when it comes to coaxing out a stubborn Salmon. They can be used to great effect after you have had a fish rise at a bomber or hitched fly which has then gone quiet.
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