There is nothing better than an autumn salmon… As the end of the season quickly approaches, the leaves on the trees begin to change colour and the darker nights draw in. Not only a great time for salmon, but it makes for some stunning views over the river. None more so than when your favourite pool is holding a few fish after a good spate. It’s days like these that cause the confidence levels to soar and … Read More Autumn Salmon, fly fishing for the Silver Tourist.
The Zelda salmon fly has been one of our most popular of 2017, with many Salmon falling victim to these flies all over the world. We have spoken to its designer, Kjartan Antonsson, and have the full history of the range below. The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly I initially tried the Zelda in 1999. The first time I fished Zelda, got 10 takes and landed 6 salmon. At this moment I knew I … Read More The History of the Zelda Salmon Fly
Summer Salmon fishing can be a funny old sport at times, can’t it? I mean, you spend all week or sometimes a year preparing for your trip and if the salmon don’t want to play then even the best anglers will struggle. The same can be said for a recent trip to fish the majestic Aberdeenshire River Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The pools were alive with fresh run grilse and … Read More Unconventional methods for Summer Salmon
8 rods, 3 days, 62 Salmon, 7 Sea Trout & one very unlucky Duck! Salmon Fishing in Iceland. July 17th – 23rd 2017 Having had little luck when it comes to catching Salmon, it was time to seek more favourable odds, save up and look further afield for the elusive aquatic canary that is the Wild Atlantic Salmon. The obvious choice was Iceland, a country increasingly becoming the mecca for those seeking success at the lower … Read More Getting Lucky on the Laxa – Salmon Fishing in Iceland
The cream of the salmon season is almost upon us, many may feel the season is just out of the blocks but the short days of January openings are long gone. In May/June many UK rivers will be hosting their biggest runs of MSW salmon, and yes, many of these power packed missiles will indeed be big! Run trends are evolving and shifting as we speak. Late spring/early summer is the new summer/autumn as grilse … Read More The Cream of the Salmon Season is almost upon us
The spring salmon season is well under way, hardcore anglers are on the hunt and some specimen fish have already been caught. There is nothing quite like fly fishing for spring salmon. Sometimes it seems like a constant battle against the elements and often the elements win, but, the prize is great. The fish are pristine and powerful like no other and that’s what keeps the spring angler pumped and full of dogged anticipation. Tactics … Read More Spring Salmon and How to Catch Them