Hoping the Helicopter Gets Called Away

August 19, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

In The New York Times, Pete Bodo gets rematerialized in the midst of a Newfoundland salmon fishing camp replete with caribou meat and a cooler full of beer. “‘What should I fish?’ I asked Kelly. ‘A bug,’ he said, stabbing a finger at a small, size 8 Bomber — this one tied with orange hackle and white calf-tail fore and aft, which are part of the special Newfoundland options package (see your dealer for details). It is a tribute to the Bomber, the greatest of all dry flies for salmon, that in places as far flung as the Humber Valley it is simply known as the bug, much like Vince Lombardi was known to many as, simply, Coach.”