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  1. General Board
    I've been spotting posts where remarks about low water are showing up. Just saw another on Gary's post to TTOM thread and thought better to post here than hijack the fly thread. Remembering the past few seasons that your rivers suffered under low flow conditions I can only hope you see a turn...
  2. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Ahrex #12
  3. Patterns for other species
    A pattern I hope does well once my local trout water once we are given the nod ...
  4. General Board
    Hi I mentioned this in another thread. I’ve accepted the fact my 2 weeks in Tenerife in July ain’t gonna happen. Last year I spent the first 2 weeks in July in Tenerife and then took the young lad up the Helmsdale for a week to fish the town water the last week in July for the grilse. We had a...
  5. General Board
    Well I was. Here's a tale from the past to raise a few eyebrows. Banned for practising catch and release. What a badge to hold, perhaps unique! Perhaps illustrates where we were to where we are now. I'm not even a huge C&R advocate. I still take the odd fish for myself or for friends if...
  6. Hairwing Fly Patterns
    Tied on some old ED trebles I stripped the old dressings off. Colin.
  7. General Board
    Just passed 2 guys fishing on the River Nith in Dumfries. Coming from Locharbriggs turn right on to A75, third bridge, pool on the right (North side). Not sure who's water this belongs to but surely this shouldn't be happening. Cheers Diarmid.
  8. General Board
    John Norris are having a sale of the above at the moment. Anyone got an opinion on them? I fancy a 10' #6 for use on the Wear, overhead casting where possible and single handed speycasting where necessary. I've got a #7 11' switch rod, would like something a bit lighter in the hand and on the...
  9. 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...
  10. Gillie's Tales
    Hi, hoping someone can answer a question for me. I'm curious about low water hooks, when we are using such a variety of density of polyleaders does having a slightly thinner gauge hook really impact the depth at which the fly is fished?
  11. Off Topic Lounge
    River - unknown beat - secret location water height- 6" above plug hole Water temp - nice n cosy weather - overcast / flat calm Taking bookings for next season !!!
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hi, it’s my first season salmon fishing although I’ve fly fished for trout most of my life, hoping to catch at least one salmon this year ? I’ll mostly be fishing the TAS water on the tyne. Thanks for having me ??
  13. Northern European Style Patterns
    Few for the clear water
  14. Picture Gallery
    Couple of days on the Oich Tuesday/Wednesday with the brother. Early start Tuesday up through Glencoe with a quick stop at Spean Bridge. Water very high but gin clear Tuesday through rain/snowmelt and generating. Concentrated on the high water pools Kytra and Park. Very nice springer hooked...
  15. Scottish Rivers
    Has anyone fished the black water near the bridge of cally around the start of June ? Wife booked a cottage up there and am planning on taking the fishing gear . Looking for some advice
  16. New Member Introductions
    I realised every question I was asking google was answered on this forum So I had to join and was so pleased to read such positive comments and input- I normally stay clear of forums as they seem to bring out the worse in people- but not here!! I’ve fished for about 35 years, luckily both...
  17. Step by Step
    1st thing is to degrease. I'm no expert when it comes to dying but this is a fairly straight forward job. Some hot water in the bottom of the sink with some fairy liquid. Agitate the materials and give them a good swirl. I let them steep then swirled around some more... Rinse thoroughly in...
  18. Scottish Rivers
    Allan water Was the AGM tonight.What was the result.
  19. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    An amiable chap fishing the Delnashach water of the Aven came and spoke with myself (Mick)and pal (Brian). It was my pal Willie Forbe's water on the A beat of that river which was not good qual water but was deemed to be the 'assault course' ! He said he would give me his phone number to...
  20. Off Topic Lounge
    Well Friday evening, our combi boiler stopped giving hot water to the heating system.We, don't have fires, rather than rely on the central heating!.Any way, hot water to the tap, but zilcho heating. So Saturday was up n down a ladder into the loft like a ferret up a trouser leg, bled the...
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