Salmon River
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Fished early season with Joe Vivenzio, on April 1st 2007. My girlfriend and I's first visit to the Salmon River; it was an incredible and unforgettable experience! Tough conditions with very high and freezing cold water, but Joe is an amazingly patient and persistent man. His experience on the river is without a doubt impeccable.

Joe taught us how to rig and present the fly properly for the existing conditions, whether from shore or from his impressive Hyde drift boat. He also explained that you have to believe and have confidence that the fish are there, right where you think they are. Another good lesson taught was not to chase fish down river when the water is raging at 1800 CFM. THAT‰??S A NO, NO, right Joe?

I highly recommend hiring Joe whether you are a beginner or veteran. His knowledge and experience will stay with you for a lifetime. Despite the bad weather and conditions, he made us laugh and have a good time to no end, sharing many stories. This is the kind of man you want to have as a friend. The thing I like best about Joe is that there was no giving up until that ‰??magic hook-up‰?? happened.

It was an honor fishing with you Joe; you are true blue!

James Beadman and Nancy Jolicoeur

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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