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HORNBERG

Frank Hornberg was the creator of the Hornberg Special. While the fly is familiar to many, relatively little is written or known about the man. He was born February 27, 1882 in Wisconsin. In 1920 he became the first game warden assigned to Portage county Wisconsin and served there until his retirement in 1950. Frank Hornberg was a classic example of an old-time game warden and a colorful public figure. He died June 15, 1966 in Santa Rosa, California. It was during the 1920’s he developed the fly that bears his name.

The standard Hornberg as typically described in current flyfishing literature and as sold commercially has a few salient features. It is tied on a 2 X long streamer hook. The shank is wound with silver tinsel. Yellow calf tail or small hackles are then tied in as an under wing. The wing consists of two gray mallard flank feathers tied parallel and vertically along the shank. Jungle cock eyes are attached so that the second eye shows. The front is then wound with grizzly dry fly hackle. Hook sizes usually range from 10 to 6.

Frank Hornberg initially designed the Hornberg Special as a dry fly. Several sources claim that he designed this pattern in the 1920’s. Then in the 1940’s the Weber Tackle Company helped him develop the fly for commercial production. The 1940’s were the golden age for domestic fly production and Portage county was then the home to five tackle companies. Of these the largest was the Weber Tackle Company. The Hornberg Special became one of the flies listed in their catalogue. It probably was this catalogue listing that contributed to the widespread distribution and usage of the Hornberg Special.


The Hornberg can be fished as a dry fly dead drift or fished as a streamer below the surface of the water. Alternately a combination approach can be employed. It can be cast out upstream and drifted until the fly swings below and dangles. Then the fly can be pulled under the surface and stripped in as a streamer. Fished as a dry fly the Hornberg is suggested to represent a caddis or stonefly. When stripped subsurface it is intended to represent a baitfish.
 

Material

Hook - dry fly 2x long size 6 to 16
Thread - black
Wing- yellow hackle barb and mallard flank
Body - flat silver tinsel
HACKLE- Grizzly and brown

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NORTH SHORE BROOK TROUT DESTINATIONS

Outardes River

 Baie-Comeau, Québec

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Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), mouchete

 

Brook trout is the most beautiful of all fresh water fishes. In late august these beauties change to their spawning colors, the big males with their hooked kype and bright orange bellies, blue aureoles on the side, dark wavy lines (vermiculations) on the back to the ivory white on the leading edges of the fins will impress the pure brook trout fanatic. The average brook trout weight is 1 / 2 pounds with the occasional 4 pounder or more. LANDMARK FLY SHOP offers a remote location for brook trout. Accessible by boat only the area is a prime brook trout fishery located on the Outardes River. Our records Brook trout weigh in at 8 1/2 pounds on June 8, 2001. This is a pristine wilderness area without roads or industries that affect the water quality of the Outardes River, A very remote area where fish and game are plentiful. We suggest Spin casting or fly fishing in this river system no need for those big trolling rods here.

NEW NORTH SHORE FLYFISHING DESTINATION

River, Québec

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With this brand new North Shore River FlyFishing Destination we hope to compliment this river to our Trinity river destination. This river holds lots o promise for the Adventure Angler.

 Located about 20 Miles East of the famous Trinité River its make a perfect match to combine this great fishery with the Trinité. The offers great opportunities in Sea Run Brook trout and Atlantic Salmon sport fishing.

 Its easy accessible pools and slow running water makes it a great wading river. We can also outfit with some day canoe float trip down from the falls to the brackish water in one great day outing.

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Trinité River, Québec

Come discover the Trinité River with its enchanting and picturesque sites on the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Nestled between the seashore and majestic forests, the Trinité Rivers offers you a fly fishing and outdoor paradise that will take your breath away. The Trinité is a small river, only 74 KM in length from its head waters to the mouth at the town of Baie Trinité. This pristine river is one of my favorite sea-run brook trout rivers in Eastern Canada and features 67 pools scattered throughout its length. The area offers a variety of accommodations, large sea-run brook trout, Atlantic salmon and awesome scenery. All this makes it a superb fishing destination.

The Trinité river, with all of it's accommodations, huge sea run brook trout UP TO 8 POUNDS, Atlantic Salmon and awesome sceneries make it one of the best fishing destination. Come and see the salmon fight it's way up the river at the outpost. Take a hike and discover diversified plant and animal life, whether in the forest or by the seashore. A professional staff is always on-hand to make sure that you and your family have a memorable time visiting us.

«Wow! This is what outdoor is all about» Say most of our clientele. We have accommodations for all. You can stay in one of our log cabins located right on the seashore, choose a lot at the camping site either for your tent or your RV. All these sites offer a magnificent view of the sea and every night you can enjoy a beautiful bonfire on the beach ..
This beautiful North Shore River is located 95 KM (58 Miles) from Baie Comeau Quebec.

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