Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

I would just like to take this oppertunity to wish readers of my Blog a very Merry Christams and best wishes for 2017.

I have a lot of exciting fishing trips lined up for 2017 and I hope you will all continue to join me again next year in my persuit of Atlantic Salmon here in Scotland. Tight lines! Craig

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Tube Flies For Spring

It's that time of year again where many fly tiers like myself are sitting down at the vice and tying their favourite patterns for the new season ahead. I will mostly be using Willie Gunns and Black and Yellows with the occasional Akroyd single if the previous to patters fail. I can't see past these flies for early season and I see little point else using anything else during February or March.

The new season can't come round quick enough and my first outing of the season is booked in for the 21st January on the River Tay at Lower Kinnaird with good pals. It's great to meet up them again after the winter and having a cast in the hope of landing a coveted January salmon is an added bonus.

Tight lines to all for 2017. Hopefully I'll have plenty to write about again this coming season and will look forward to sharing my experieces through out the year.
Gold bodied Willie Gunns and Black & Yellows all tied on plastic tubes with heavy Eumer S cones.
Black & Yellow. A big favourite on the Dee in Spring.
Gold Body Willie Gunn with a red cone.
Gold Body Willie Gunn with a gold cone.
Akroyd tied on a 5/0 single hook. A favourite of mine to use in the early spring months.