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Fly Tying Kits?
I live in Montreal and have just recently got into the obession of fly tying, and want to pick myself up a fly tying kit. I've found a couple sites online (Orvis, Cabelas) which are all US based, so I'm either stuck paying duty, or in some cases... The materials can't be sent north due to various restrictions (Cabelas).

With all that said, I'd like to find a place where I can pick up fly tying kit or various materials in Canada. Or at the very least a good place in the US which doesn't have restrictions on what it sends north.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Re: [anacondatmz] Fly Tying Kits? In reply to
Hmmm.... Not sure I can help you as I don't know what can or can't be shipped. I suggest that you pick up a nice vise, bobbin, and other small tools, then choose a couple of simple fly patterns of flies you use, and buy the materials to make them. Later add things for another fly and so on.

I don't know what you can buy locally, but on the vise you might search the past posts on here for suggestions. Kits have been talked about too, but that might not help you.Here is a discussion of kits

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/..._string=vise;#685469

Here is one vise discussion

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/..._string=vise;#526868

another:
http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...t;post=482840;page=1
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Re: [anacondatmz] Fly Tying Kits? In reply to
What about the Cabelas Canada site - www.cabelas.ca ?
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I would suggest contacting or becoming a member of the following Club in Montréal, QC

http://www.moucheurs-mtl-metro.org/web/

http://www.amimoucheur.qc.ca/index2.html

They would provide you with the surrounding fly-tying stores in that area.

You could also contact Green Drake Store in Ottawa, where I do my purchasing, when I can't find anything at the SAIL store in Ottawa.

http://www.greendrake.com/

Good fishing.

Michel
(This post was edited by LeGrand on Oct 14, 2011, 12:03 PM)
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Re: [LeGrand] Fly Tying Kits? In reply to
Thanks everyone!
This has been great.

LeGrand -are you from the Montreal area?
If you had to pick 3-5 must have flies for the area, what would they be?
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No not from Mtl area, although I did live there for 7 years. I'm originally from Sherbrooke, QC, but moved to Mtl, then for the last 24 years in Gatineau [Aylmer], QC, across the river from Ottawa.

As for specific flies or fly pattern, I'm no experts. I was in your situation 2 years ago. Put in a lot of money to upgrade my gear. Even started tying flies.

Not familiar with the Mtl area hatches, but the Club Les Moucheurs could provide you with some help.

Patterns to consider are various size of WollyBurgers, Adams, Midges, Streamers, etc. Overall, presentation is the essential, but sometimes fish will be difficult, especially if there is a hatch going on. If you can't match it, then it's hard to compete with Mother-Nature.
(This post was edited by LeGrand on Oct 14, 2011, 12:20 PM)
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Re: [anacondatmz] Fly Tying Kits? In reply to
OUPS! I forgot also, the type of fish you might be interesting in catching around Mtl. As you know lots of fish species can be caugh with fly-fishing equipment.

Hope you can read French for the following suggestions of where you fish around Mtl.

Destination pour la pêche a gué à la mouche dans la région métropolitaine.

Pour les salmonidés...

Le fleuve Saint Laurent, Montréal offre les meilleurs spécimens, Truites brune et Arc-en-ciel et quelque fois de rarissime Saumons qui dévalent le lac Ontario.

Au parc Jean Drapeau, autrefois appelé Parc des Îles (île Notre Dame et Sainte Hélène). A l'ancienne digue de l'ancienne centrale Lachine, aménagée en 1897 et démolie en 1948. L'ancien barrage hydro-électrique du quartier de ville LaSalle était situé près de la rue Power Bishop. Le parc longe, du côté nord, les rapides Lachine. Le site a été réaménager par Hydro-Québec en parc nature. La veste de sauvetage est obligatoire pour les pêcheurs qui veulent y avoir accès, sous peine d'amende.

Pour la rive sud, la rivière Richelieu aux rapides de Chambly près du vieux fort de la ville du même nom, sous le pont de l'autoroute 10 et le parc des écluses de la ville de Saint Jean.

Du côté de la rive nord, la rivière Du Nord à Saint Jérôme au parc des chutes Wilson. Pour ce qui est de la Truites Mouchetée, c'est à la limite de ton rayon d'action d'une heure. Le parc de la rivière Doncaster de la région de Sainte Adèle dans les Laurentides, comme a déjà recommandé Pascal.


Pour ce qui est des autres espèces sportive pour la pêche à la mouche, soit : L'Achigan, Doré, Laquaiche, Brochet, Maskinongé.

Il y a plusieurs endroits aux alentours de l'îles de Montréal, les rapides de Lachine au parc du village des rapides (Ville LaSalle), le lac Des Deux Montagnes au écluse de Sainte Anne de Bellevue, la rivière Des Prairies aux rapides Du Cheval Blanc (Pierrefonds).

Sur l'île Jésus (Laval) a la rivière Des Prairies, les rapides Du Moulin (parc du vieux moulin), parc de la berge de l'Harmonie, barrage hydro-électrique de Saint Vincent de Paul, la rivière Des Mille Île au barrage Du Grand Moulin (Laval Ouest).

A l'île Bizard, les rapides Lalemand.

Aussi pour la rive nord, la rivière Des Mille Île, a la ville de Terrebonne, l'île Saint Jean et les rapides Lachenaie (à eaux basse). La rivière Du Nord dans la ville de Saint Jérôme au parc des chutes Wilson.

Pour la rive sud comme l'as déjà communiqué Rivièra il y a le parc du Récréoparc de la ville de Côte Sainte Catherine près des installations de la voie maritime du Saint Laurent.