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  1. Rookies Corner
    I am starting my salmon fly box from scratch. I am planning to fish Scotland and New England in the States. What should I start off with? I would be grateful for sizes and whether to look at single, double and treble hooks. Should I also have some tubes in my arsenal? Thanks.
  2. Fly Tying Topics
    Where do we buy good capes these days, without breaking the bank, the ones I have left seem to be brittle with the fibres coming away from the stalk, the have been sitting in a box for about seven years now. Trying to fill some lock down time, its like starting from scratch again, :doh:
  3. Patterns for other species
    Starting to get a grip on these thanks to Barry Orde Clarke's new book.
  4. Picture Gallery
    Would be pretty cool to see some fish pics that you never Will forget . Maybe the Biggest one,maybe the one that almost got away or maybe the one that took in fast rising water when the ghillie already told you to go to the pub 4 hours ago. Starting off with my first 20 +kg fish netted for a...
  5. River Spey
    I've got the opportunity to go to Grantown "Castle Grant" for a week starting Friday coming is it worth going weather permitting? Cheers Al
  6. General Board
    Just an update from this original post 2 years ago .. Head to my latest post.a few posts on .. Hi all..I was not sure if I would put up this post as I know you are under the microscope in doing so ..no pun...I am not looking for sympathy etc etc...but what I am interested in is what advice or...
  7. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    Another small step forward in the right direction, especially if we are starting to see a "wobble" from investors. Climate crisis and antibiotic use could 'sink' fish farming industry - report | Environment | The Guardian
  8. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Pleased with this one, starting to get the hang of the Blacker style. Dx
  9. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Starting to build my fly box for Russia next year :)
  10. Patterns for other species
    Few of yesterday's grayling ties Patriot wide gape Barbless in 14's & 16's Box finally starting to fill out Cheers
  11. North Atlantic Salmon Conservation
    I had an interesting conversation with a contact from the West Coast today. The chat go onto salmon farming and in particular the catching of wrasse for use as cleaners. One business was reputed to have been given a contract for 40,000 wrasse at £ 3.50 p/ fish ! I think that this may have been...
  12. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Not tied a Spey for a while - fancied doing one of the early ones. After much deliberation I tied the wings upright as all the photos originals I have seen appear with wings looking like this. Tied with a body starting 1/4 inch before the hook point as specified in Kelson. Dx
  13. General Board
    You can tell the cabin fever is starting to take hold. And number 14
  14. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi guys thinking on starting to begin a bit of dying some capes for myself , can someone tell me what I’ll need to get started, and best dyes and stuff to buy and where from , all help appreciated
  15. Fly Tying Topics
    I’ve got some nice bits off Bucktail I found in a Tupperware box back of the cupboard,the only problem is it smells a bit rank, so I’m looking for some advice on the treatment as the lovely wife is starting to nip my head. Would a coat of varnish on the skin do any good?
  16. Site Help and Suggestions
    When I click on the members tab it says page not found. Come on admin, this place is starting to fall apart at the seams.
  17. Spinning
    Hello, I'm just after some advice. I'm going to starting spinning & mix it in while I'm out fishing the fly. I've never tried spinning before so don't really know where to start? What water should I try? Slow pools? Which lures should I use & when? I mainly fish the Wear with the odd bit on...
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