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  1. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Forgot the Jc .
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  3. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Playing around with feathers - tried to convert a ghillie to a ghillie Spey. Head is massive, 'boat' wing isn't the best but overall looks nice when wetted down. Tight lines for 2020, Patrick
  4. General Board
    I've just come back from my annual July week on the Helmsdale. The Spring run was very badly affected with disease with hundreds of dead fish pulled from the river. Many rod caught fish were in a very sorry state and our ghillie pulled a twenty five pounder out of a burn that was on it's last...
  5. Gillie's Tales
    ey there i am looking to become a fishing ghillie has anyone got any info or any jobs going i am 25 years of age and have fished for salmon all my life all over Scotland any jobs in the UK thanks
  6. River Tay
    Fished it last Friday Very low water Few fish in the beat 1 caught by the ghillie, 4 paid anglers blanked Didn’t feel like a blue ribband day out
  7. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tied on a single waddington to get the end of the body closer to the join. I've also put the tail in halfway in the Jockie Scott style which I think works. Colin.
  8. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    After tying the Ally's and Cascade using the ideas I'd discovered on Dai Jones' website, I though I'd have a go at a Ghillie.
  9. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Ghillie style with a bit of pink. With a uv torch on it. Colin.
  10. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    So many variations on the Ghillie theme so I mixed a few up . First go at this fly so comments welcome. One of Hemmy's caught for me on the Tummel last year so in recognition I've put in a green "****". Colin.
  11. General Board
    When I was a young lad , Milbro were a sort after rods , hollow glass , Milbro Trufly was the fly rod range , was the spinning rod Milbro Ghillie 7ft ? I had to do with a 6ft blue coloured solid glass cheapo spin rod bought off a pier at coastal resort ? Blackpool ? , didn't last long as it...
  12. General Board
    With news of big fish about, i sped off at breakneck speed down the A96, clean draars pulled on the night before for speed in the morning, for a day rod on the Northie yesterday. Met the Ghillie, pleasantries exchanged with the other rods i then set off for the most appealing spot. Anticipation...
  13. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    My entry for February fly swap......ghillie variant / deviant .....for full recipe see February fly swap thread :nod::nod::nod:
  14. General Board
    I have just seen on the Newtyle river tay beat facebook page that the fishing hut was broken into and lots of tackle has been stolen.This will be a major blow to Andy the ghillie. It would be worth looking out for any suspicoius tackle deals going around especially in the perthshire area. Andy...
  15. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Hi All, Really struggling with cameras and loading pics on SFF! Always the wrong way round even when in portrait - I've had to add two pictures as can't get one that is good. Anyway: Here's an experimental tying of a Ghillie in a Irish Shrimp style - hopefully the Shrimp purists will...
  16. General Board
    Can you please introduce yourself and your beat to the team of new rods.
  17. Scottish Rivers
    Has anyone got any information on the river farrar I shall be there next sept salmon fishing? I have been unable to contact the ghillie but have some info on it already.
  18. General Board
    looking for a 14ft B&W Powerlite 9 - 10 Ghillie or even better a middle section for one.
  19. Gillie's Tales
    A guest at Delphi told me a story about a Scottish Ghillie and an American visitor. The Scottish Ghillie was on a beat of one of the Classic Rivers. Most visitors there knew how to salmon fish, they were regulars or experienced and he would not usually suffer much outside of that. An American...
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