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  1. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I still can't get to sit at the vice due to the wee woman taking over my room for an office :censored::censored:, so here's a cpl from a few years back, a long and a short tail vertion
  2. Picture Gallery
    I took these pictures from the webcam at the top of a beat that I rent on the river Otter. The mayfly were much later last year but it was unusual up to a few years ago to have any quantities of mayfly at all. Colin.
  3. River Tay
    Count sitting at 61 today with very low water. To give that figure some context, when I was salmon sec several years ago the counts were as follows. 2007: 350 2008: 310 2009: 300 2010: 360
  4. Fly Tying Topics
    Hi all, Could anyone point me in the direction of some Vulturine guineafowl as I am itching to make some Blue Elvers? I'm aware its become harder to find over the last few years but now my searches are coming up with absolutely nothing! cheers!
  5. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I first saw this pattern in Peter O'Reilly's book around 20 years ago but had never tried it. Gwelsher sent me some flies one time and there was a flouresc green shrimp among them. I remember using it one evening at the river a few years back when I hooked 5 salmon in a few hours and there were...
  6. 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:
  7. Fly Tying Topics
    I just opened a small packet from yesterday's mail to find some beautiful #10 double hooks some for tubes and some for tying onto the hooks themselves. There was also a couple Finn Raccoon in great colors that I lack like Claret and a beauty of a gold orange looking bit. It seems certain that...
  8. General Board
    Don't think it's fair to stop anybody buying a rod on the classified page because youv only 20 odd posts it's me that would be sending the money to the person not the other way round so I loss a rod I have been looking for for over 2 years. This is definitely not a fair system youv got...
  9. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A great fly in peaty water, got some original Davie McPhail ones in my box from 25 years ago, this is my shot at it. It was Davie that dyed the wing hair for me last year.
  10. General Board
    Ian gordon has just posted a very interesting explanation of why you get good grilse years and good salmon years - but rarely both together. I have heard about the North Atlantic oscillation but didn't understand this particular significance of it. If you are in the same boat, I think its...
  11. General Board
    Just One Week celebrates its 7th birthday. What started out as a low-key mind-clearing exercise for a limited audience has grown into something else entirely, with over 100 posted chapters. Over the past 7 years it has been read by almost 25,000 people from more than 170 countries world wide...
  12. Scottish Rivers
    We are very sad to report that our President Mr Bob Dey sadly passed away this afternoon following the effects of a stroke. Bob was taken ill on Monday shortly after taking his wife into hospital for a major operation and was found to have had a severe stroke. Unfortunately he did not...
  13. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tying up for the spring fishing . This one has done well for me over the last couple of years since Hemmy introduced it to me via the fly swap. Colin
  14. General Board
    I love mull , used to go there with my mum and dad years ago when we were up in inveraray , so naturally I was interested in the salmon and sea trout fishing it had to offer , ive heard of loch ba and the forsa but was unaware it had been improving in "recent" years as the rest of the west...
  15. General Board
    Interested to know what people hold as there most memorable pieces of salmon tackle and the reasons, was just thinking of the fortunes of brass I spent over the last 30 years of proper salmon fishing.on all sorts of tackle and was thinking of the items that really made a difference for me...
  16. General Board
    I maintain a website and write a blog about Atlantic salmon fishing on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada. One of the river's most famous fishermen was the late Ted Williams, aka The Splendid Splinter. Some baseball fans will remember that he hit over .400 in three years of a career...
  17. General Board
    I recently watched a program which showed the actual magnetic north pole positions over the last 100 years. It is moving at a very fast rate and has moved almost as much in 20 years as it had in the previous 100 years and is heading to Siberia. We keep on being told that Atlantic salmon use this...
  18. Classified Sales
    Hi guys I have the latest Samsung Galaxy watch active un opened brand new, I wont have a use for it , well maybe 20 years ago [emoji1787] £100 posted , great xmas prezzie for an active person...
  19. Patterns for other species
    Another pattern that's caught me a lot of fish through the years, trout and grayling
  20. Off Topic Lounge
    Good article on all the above. "GLOBAL WARMING" The last hurrah. One of the areas in which the UK has lost control during its membership of the EU is that of being able to respond to the climate change agenda. True, both the UK and the EU are signatories to the UNFCCC and members of the...
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