Taking the famed Atlantic salmon by dry fly is amazing. Watching them leap after being hooked is insane.
Fishing the northern peninsula in Newfoundland can be as good as it gets.
This is a great example of the epic leaps that salmon make once they feel the hook. You’ll be getting the fly rod out shortly after watching this.
The Latin name for the Atlantic salmon is Salmo salar; salar meaning “leaper.” It’s a well-earned moniker as they are known for their ferocious jumping ability.
Widely known as a fish of the eastern coast of North America, the Atlantic salmon is native to parts of western Europe as well.
When we can catch a fish that takes a dry fly and launches into the air like they do, it’s time to start planning a trip to the nearest Atlantic salmon river.