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  1. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Couple of auld Tay flees
  2. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Tying up auld Tay patterns for a frame
  3. Traditional/Fully Dressed Patterns
    Starting a wee project for a frame tying auld Tay classics
  4. River Tay
    I've cycled, walked,cycled again and walked again along the banks of the Tay at Dunkeld.....morning,noon and evening.....never seen a splash. But some nice trout rising where the gulls are feeding in the ripply water..
  5. General Board
    After reading the thread on that monster from Finland it got me thinking. We still have fish that size in our rivers. What is the biggest Atlantic salmon that you have seen with your own eyes? Doesn’t have to caught or landed could even been netted. The biggest I’ve ever seen was last season...
  6. River Tay
    Currently a huge spat going on in the Tay Ghillies Association Facebook page just now. It seems that 2 very ill informed anglers, suggested to come from England but maybe not have been fishing today on an unnamed beat. Police Scotland have been informed and allegedly the anglers claimed to be...
  7. General Board
    Picture taken after I dropped a few of my original yellow belly Minnows off to that well respected Tay Ghillie Colin McFadyen of Dalmarnock fishings a great beat to practice the art of the floating Devon. Thanks for the pic Colin. Tightlines from Tay Minnows. look
  8. General Board
    I know things are still early days, and conditions not exactly been good. But the catches are way way down, and reports form mates on the river, are fish are scarce. Are we seing the result of storm Francs destruction ? Jan 1016 puts us in line for poor returns on 2sw fish. Lets hope not. At...
  9. Spinning
    Afternoon.. I'm looking to treat myself to a new spinning rod for the coming season. I've always been a Daiwa kind of guy and have used my trusty 11ft Altimor and my 10ft Vulcan for a number of years so will probably stick with Daiwa. 2 rods I'm considering, the new Whisker and the Shogun...
  10. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tied an Ackroyd on a needle tube for start of season on Tay
  11. General Board
    The mighty Tay opens tomorrow. Doesn't seem to be much interest up to now. Perhaps we should run a sweep on how many fish will be caught on opening day. I would go for one and hope to be proved wrong.
  12. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Had a go at these for Lower Tay
  13. General Board
    Looking for information on where to launch own boat on loch tay and where to source salmon permits is this possible not much online to help ?
  14. River Tay
    Over on Spey Pages, the mantra is the Tay will be full C+R for the new season,apparently thats from the T.D.S.F. Board!. Any news from this side of the pond? Pedro.
  15. General Board
    Hi, I am looking to purchase a 10/11 size of salmon reel for my 50th birthday and don’t mind spending up to £900 for it. It would get used on the Tay and also trips to Norway where it needs to hold a fair amount of backing. What would be the recommendations ?
  16. River Tay
    Just back from almost 2 weeks on the Tay at Perth.I've fished here for over 30 years now and had some truly great times. Sadly it pains me greatly to say the once great River Tay is now beyond being on it's knees.1st two weeks of Sept., historically prime time and the Tay looks little more than...
  17. General Board
    Program about the Tay tonight - might be worth a look. Could be a repeat. Just a heads up The River: A Year in the Life of the Tay - what time is it on TV? Cast list and preview.
  18. Picture Gallery
    Well there just has to be for me to actually catch one and lose a much bigger fish shortly thereafter. Small, but perfectly formed, this is the fish that has officially saved my bacon from a possible 1st totally blank spring in 40 years of relentless pursuit of these things of...
  19. Classified Sales
    Vision 110 lures (copy's) x10 various colours. These are excellent lures, a fraction of the price and all fish really well. I have too many of these so selling a box of ten. All tay rigged, all brand new still in their wrapping when i bought them. They come in a handy box, double sided.THE TAY...
  20. Picture Gallery
    Managed to winkle one out yesterday :
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