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.
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
Kjartan Antonsson – or ‘KJ’ as he likes to be called – is the designer of our new Zelda Salmon flies that we’ve recently introduced into the range. Here’s been working alongside Peter Rippin for quite some time on the Icelandic rivers, both great anglers and clever salmon fly designers. Peter, one of the original founders of Fly Fishers Group, can fully vouch for the Zelda being an extremely productive salmon fly. Peter said to … Read More The New Zelda Salmon Flies
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
I’ve been lucky to travel to many places throughout the world with a fly rod in my hand. When I get home though it isn’t long until I have unpacked, strung up my rod and headed to my home water, the Taw in Devon – home to some of my most favourite brownies on the planet… As trout streams go this is a nice one. It might not be one of the big name rivers … Read More There’s no place like home…