The weather is set to break this week infact after a night of heavy rain last night many rivers are rising as I write, including the Helmsdale. Salmon will now be on the move at long last and be heading for their spawning grounds at high speed and this is your chance for some great sport and maybe your first action of the season.
Big flies and a selection of sinking tips will do the job wherever you fish so now is the time to grab some of our killers and get out on the water....Copper Tubes and coneheads will be pefect, if you want my perfect autumn pick look no further than out RS SuperSnaelda red/gold tungsten conehead and Rs Red Cascade Pro fished off a sinking tip. If this pair of well proven tubes do not catch you salmon in the autumn then nothing will!
RS Red Cascade Pro - buy here now - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/rs-supersquid-red/gold-tung-conehead.html
RS SuperSnaelda Red/Gold tungsten conehead buy here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/rs-red-cascade-pro.html
Tight lines, the season is going to finish with a BANG!
As autumn kicks in we will hopefully get some proper rain and rivers will rise, thats when tactics finally change and bigger flies fished on sinking tips catch the majority of salmon. In the meantime don't forget to grab a set of out stunning micro tubes ( see them in reports below ) which are catching salmon everywhere dispite the low water.
The Helmsdale is just simmering and 30 - 40 fish are coming off weekly, many on micro tubes.
To help you we have set up a new autumn category which offers all the most successful patterns and accessories. Click here to grab superb autumn flies from the past and present - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/rs-autumn-killers.html?page=all
A couple of our best below to get the juices flowing...RS SuperSquid red conehead.
It's tough work finding positives when it comes to fishing reports this season but we are all getting used to it...the river gave up around 30 hard fought fish last week due to the dexterity of some very keen anglers. Low water prevails and the river has finally succumbed to the ravaging lack of rain as compensation water runs out. Longstanding ghillies report that they have never witnessed such a low river in their lifetime, par for the course I guess this season. Next spate will be a bonanza but will it happen soon enough? Light tackle, micro flies and a wiley approach are the tactics.....all part of the craft! We have all the micro flies required (see below ) and our absolute best selection can be purchased right here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/deadly-rs-micro-tubes-pro-choice.html
We have another superb batch of "New Collection" flies in stock for you to enjoy, the quality is amazing and needs to be seen to be believed....most of the tubes are in 4 sizes and right down to amazing Micro's in 0.25 copper/tungsten and coneheads. Check out our new Ally monkey Micro below to give you an idea. Our new Solar Cascades are in stock, SuperSquid tubes and coneheads, SuperSnaeldas in micro coneheads and many more. See new collection here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/new-rs-collection.html
Some more of our micro tubes - grab the set of 10 for £35. The Allys Monkey at the bottom is teamed up with a Fulling Mill silver tube double size 12.
Another one of our new flies which is making the news on Speyside especially is the new RS Naked Kinermony in 10s & 12s. It is selling out fast so you should grab a few whan you have the chance! you can buy then right here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/rs-naked-kinermony-killer.html
Some of our other stunning new flies on offer, superb reds for the autumn.
RS SuperSquid tube red copper or tungsten
Rs SuperSquid rainbow coneheads
Rs SuperSquid Kinermony conehead.
New Zelda double
There are many more killers, have a good look through the New collection and seek out those stunning micro tubes too.
The river is still producing against all odds, there was a small weedy rise in the water at the weekend but it didn't exactly freshen up the glen. last weeks total was around 40. I am sure there is still better to come if the rainy season arrives before Sept 30th.
Our super popular 3 + 1 deal is still on and we don't care being blitzed! its little wonder as we have the best selection of quality salmon flies online, its that simple...for every 3 flies you buy, we add another killer free from our new collection if your order comes to more than £35. The pic below is a selection of free flies for one of our latest orders from a lucky customer - doesn't get much better as a fly deal, but your order does not need to just contain £35 of flies to qualify, pop in a sinking tip? or a zinger? or maybe a flybox or nylon? whatever comes to £35 or more gets free flies.