Nova Scotia Classic
The black hook that this fly is tied on symbolizes the coal seam that runs through Nova Scotia. Coal has fueled
our industries for decades. The hook, the strongest part of the fly, speaks to the memory of the men who have died collecting
this natural bounty and the point is as sharp as the pickaxes that first removed coal from the ground.
The red nose on this fly represents the
ocher used in ceremonies by the first people of Nova Scotia the Mi’kmaq and embodies their contribution to the province
and also reminds us of the beauty of our sunsets in this, "Canada’s Ocean Playground"
The white wing of our fly highlights the
background of our provincial flag. It also reminds us of the foam created when waves from the bountiful Atlantic Ocean, that
has sustained our fishing industry, crash heavily on our rocky shores.
The green under wing speaks of our diversified forests
and the work and recreation it generates. It’s the land that keeps calling us back no matter how far we roam from our
shores. The sparkle of the flash reflects our rivers and inland waters that beacon all anglers.
The blue hackle is a reversal of the colours
found on the cross of Saint Andrew symbolizing Nova Scotia’s link to Scotland and blue skies that crown our province.
red butt in the middle of our fly stands for the Royal Lion set in the center of our flag and Shield of Arms. It also signifies
our attachment to Canada and its red Maple Leaf and to the Nova Scotia service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice
for our freedom in all wars and United Nations actions.
The gold and silver tag of the fly represents the prosperity of Nova Scotia
and the golden tail pointed up in the direction we want it to grow.
The silver body of the fly represents the strength of
the province its people a melting pot of the world looking forward to a shiny future together.
Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers & Hunters