The Gaspé Twist

This is the knot Claude Bernard on the Bonaventure showed us last June.

The Gaspé Twist is an extension of the proper Turle Knot (traditionally used to tie a tippet to an up-eye or down-eye fishing fly). The knot as shown here was taught by Claude Bernard, on the Bonaventure River, Gaspé. Monsieur Claude Bernard is the President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Fly Fishing Museum (http://www.mpmc-cffm.com/reception.htm), as well as a resident, expert, and fly fishing guide on the Bonaventure River for many years.

I am not sure if the Gaspé Twist adds any further protection from slippage to the standard Turle Knot. Interestingly, it is quite difficult to remove the tied knot from the fly, once the knot has been placed under stress. At least two cuts are required to easily free the knot from the eye of a salmon hook.




Woodcock Beadhead Pheasant-tail

Thread: 8/0 UNI brown
Rib: X-Small UTC copper wire
Tail/Body: Medium brown mottled pheasant tail
Collar: Woodcock


Size 18 black glass bead head, woodcock collar, Nymph hook


Size 14 nickel bead head, woodcock collar, Emerger hook




Green Some Thing




Winter’s Hoping Rat




Team Terrell December 14 2012

It’s a tough job but some one has to do it. Thank god for our sponsor Terrell’s.




Sloatsburg Sculpin

Behold the plundering marauder Sloatsburg Sculpin low water version and perpetrator of the Rape of Pineville and the Sodomy of the Short Bridge, what with a vile body of swine’s wool, an ill crafted feather wing, and its foul stench of Krazy Glue, the mere sight of this unwanted fetus will induce fear and nausea in every Gut and Gill goon who isn’t already lying in a pool of his own vomit and excrement.




Slightly evil ..


Looks kinda dangerous already.




What a fish might see on the swing




Simms meets Home Depot




Terrell’s is the damn shit

Now when you’re swing flies for STEEL on any river don’t forgit to bring Yore Terrell’s Ripple Sour Cream and Onions with you. Joe Saverino renown Salmon and Steelhead fisherman swears by ‘em. Now why shouldn’t you.