The last of the snow clinging to the hills and mountains has long since melted away leaving rivers at their lowest levels of the year so far, and a selection of low water salmon flies are key to success. Not only that, we salmon anglers have also had to endure one of the warmest and sunniest months on record. Fishing in such bright conditions whilst the river is on its bones isn’t ideal but salmon … Read More 6 of the best Low Water Salmon Flies
As is often the case in salmon fishing, there are no hard and fast rules as to what works and what doesn’t at any given time. Sure it helps to have a good idea of what works for you in certain conditions but if you asked ten anglers what their preferences were at this time of year you’d get a real good mixture of answers which will probably leave you more confused than before. So, … Read More Top Tips to catch more Salmon through Late Spring
The Stokoe Shrimps have been extremely popular among northern salmon anglers over the last year, designed and developed by Fulling Mill Ambassador James Stokoe. James gives us the lowdown on the both the Original, and Red Stokoe Shrimps… Sometimes in fly fishing, we come across a fly pattern or lure which totally changes our season and the way we fish or even think… It may be by accident, or even by our own hard work, but either way, when … Read More Stokoe Shrimps; The Design and Development.
Fly fishing for salmon is never easy and sometimes when the going gets tough, you need something with that X-factor, here are some essential salmon fishing tips for the coming season. Early Season Salmon Fishing Tips During the early spring months, salmon fishing can be quite difficult. This is often not because the fish are particularly hard to catch, instead, invariably they are difficult to find. Sadly, nowadays springers early in the season (between the … Read More Essential Salmon Fishing Tips for the Coming Season
The salmon fishing season is underway on several rivers now and many anglers, including myself, will be glad to get out for a cast again. Rivers in the North of Scotland such as the Helmsdale, Halladale, and Thurso are all open for business again as is the mighty River Tay. This gives anglers an opportunity to try out their new gear purchased during the off-season or to test out new flies that have left their … Read More Flies for Springers – Early Season Essentials
Late season Salmon fishing can often be hit and miss and this year was no exception with the autumn run of salmon failing to materialise throughout much of the country. The salmon season is now all but over and many angler’s thoughts are already turning to next spring… Late season Salmon fishing My last outing of the season on the Aberdeenshire Dee coincided with a timely rise in river levels just a few days prior … Read More Late season Salmon fishing, the last cast of 2017.