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
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