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  1. General Board
    We all love to see footage of salmon spawning, amateur or professional. Have you ever noticed that these are usually modest sized fish, occasionally twenty plus. No doubt these are the most accessible to film in the shallow water of headwaters or feeder streams. What about bigger fish, thirty or...
  2. General Board
    I wonder when this epidemic is all over how many small tackle shops will have survived the lockdown ? its hard enough for them to make a living competing with the likes of Ebay never mind this
  3. Picture Gallery
    Hi All, I thought it might be nice to link a few of my ast threads which attracted some interest in these fishing-less times. Whilst it may just make people feel worse, it amy make some feel better, so worth doing! See below...
  4. Picture Gallery
    Few pictures from last weeks walk before our current restrictions. Beinn dubhchraig was our chosen hill just south of Tyndrum. First view of our hill. https://photos.app.goo.gl/sKhwp2M8esUzKdzr7 Put a link to a wee video above. Hope you get it. Cheers andy
  5. General Board
    For those who like the technicalities. https://www.speyfisheryboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Spey-MSP-report-2019.pdf Having read it the only conclusion I can make of it is. We need more money to fund further research.
  6. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Still working at a Willie Gunn / Gunnish looking fly. I think I have trouble because I do not fish orange & black here ever so it's hard to make orange & black flies, does that make sense? Made on rather small doubles I've had since the 1980's, I have some longer shank and intend to get creative.
  7. General Board
    Link to consultation on extending NE Coast Sea Trout netting season: Potential extension to the Yorkshire and North East coastal sea trout netting season - Environment Agency - Citizen Space 'Following the consultation, a summary of all submissions received will be...
  8. Irish Rivers Reports & News
    Does not make good reading because only one salmon so far
  9. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I thought I'd use some of my green bucktail to make a Flamethrower and liked the colours of the Fast Eddie I tied recently.
  10. General Board
    Anybody know the best place to get lengths of T20 to make into leaders these days? SP8
  11. General Board
    Do you favour a reel that screams or whispers? I chanced upon this article online from, The 'Reel' Sound of Music - Fly Reels Compared - Fish and Fly It is not exactly accurate having not been done with laboratory instruments but it is an indication of what noise, or lack of it, a reel may make...
  12. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    I hadn't tied for a while and this turned out to be the first fly I tied this year. It's a variant of a fly I tied for a fly swap a few years ago that I'd tied on a tube. I couldn't find anything black that I liked to make a tail so I used some guinea fowl. This should make a nice silhouette...
  13. General Board
    Another happy young man with a full fly fishing kit donated by the LETS GET THEM FISHING program. Thanks for all the donations lads,keep them coming and make someone's happy
  14. General Board
    Many thanks to the member who made this donation to the project, You will make a few youngsters,teenagers happy. Now have enough to make up a few more salmon fly kits to hand out.
  15. Classified Sales
    Hey everybody, So my Swedish friend has made an amateur dvd on fishing the river Alta. Most of it has commentary in English but the parts in Swedish has subtitles. It’s about the story of three friends fishing the river over a summer a little about the history of Alta but mainly on the fishing...
  16. Spinning
    I have just put this rod on ebay in case its of interest to anyone in this group. Just wanted to make you aware. Mac Martin bait Spin Salmon Special rod 11 foot. Good condition | eBay Regards
  17. Hunting & Shooting
    Chris is at it again, The Crowdfunder is over halfway there - Unfortunately Wild Justice make some valid points & significant changes & regulation will be coming! Wild Justice launches new attack on shooting community
  18. Off Topic Lounge
    england contrive to make life easy for the aussies-typical england I'm afraid-enter as pre tournament favourites now struggling to make the semi's
  19. General Board
    Well,yesterday during my grand day out Ribble side I managed to pick some fine grit up in my Angel 9/10 Mk2.Now it was't a problem, but it irritated me some what and I hate life's little avoidable irritations as they can rankle the 'ell out of me and spoil my stride!. Now I never put my reels...
  20. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    This one is tied on a hook #2, I think larger hook would make this fly looks better.
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