Angler Comments

Date Comment Name & Location
August 9, 2016

In August, 2003 my wife and another couple accompanied me to the Flowers River.  Upon our arrival we encountered beaming faces and stories of plentiful and large salmon brought to hand.  Alas, we encountered historic Far. 90 -100 degree temperatures, cloudless skies and bright sun, warming water and a predictable drop in our luck.  Fast forward to my solo visit in 2016 where the fishing gods appeared, together with cool, showery and cloudy conditions and some of the most remarkable fishing I have encountered since chasing salmon in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Gaspe, and Labrador [ or just Canada - you chose], Iceland and Russia dating back to 1979.  As before,  the Flowers pools all were easy to reach and wade, but now they were filled with salmon (averaging 12 to 17 lbs. with several reaching 23 lbs.) and griles averaging 5 lbs., all chrome bright, acrobatic, silver rockets.  Daily limit catches were the norm, and while the conditions dictated riffle hitching of #8 and #10 Blue Charms, Sweeps, Green Butts and other small wet flies, surprisingly quite a few salmon took dries including the ubiquitous Bumble Bee, but also various black, tan and green bombers, usually in size 6.  I was pleased to find a much updated camp, with new mattresses and bedding, too much good food, and guides who ranked with the best I have ever encountered.  Indeed, Rob Solo was absolutely extraordinary.  I will be back in 2017!!!

Leonard BaumChappaqua, NY
September 10, 2014

Wonderful time & hospitality at the beautiful Flowers River, my Dad & I can enjoy one of the things we love best, nature! Thanks you for a wonderful time Jim ( our host ), Rob Solo our guide, Austin & Lily ( great food ) and the rest for a great trip to Flowers River.

David ThyretWelland, ON
September 9, 2014

Truly a world class experience rival to the Kola Peninsula or Rio Grande or Tierra Del Fuego. The Flowers River proves catch & release truly works! Hats off to Vince Burton & son Jim. Appreciate the experience I will never forget.

Kip McCarthySt. John's, NL