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February

3 + 1 deal on flies

Ronald Sutherland

Here is the latest deal from us (below) we have sent it out to our entire customer base so you have probably seen it already.....but if not, please feel free to take advantage.

Incedentally the Helmsdale is up to 6 fish off with the latest being Andy Sutherland with a 12 pounder from the Flat pool on the Association water. An RS Gold Bodied Willie gunn did the job.

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Hi there..
We have introduced our 3 + 1 fly deal once again and we are running it for the next 6 weeks as it was so successful last spring, ( we like to ...

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As far as I know there have been no more fish off the Helmsdale apart from 2, the North is generally quiet with 2 off the Brora and the Naver simmering on 5.

The highlight of the week came once again from that man Andy Sutherland, this time on his latest visit to the Dee at Lower Crathes & West Durris. The Dee is not the deepest river in the world and fish will come for the fly almost every month of the year so long as they see it. The river was not high so Andy was immediately thinking full floating line and sinking tip should suffice. A superslick new Gaelforce Equalizer Spey 63ft floating head line was purchesed from Helmsdale Co with a selection of sinking tips. Grizzle Monkey was the fly deployed and the rest as they say is history! Check out the...

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February

No 2 off Helmsdale

Ronald Sutherland

New Kildonan estate Ghillie John Young has caught the second fish off the Helmsdale after a rather slow start. The 10 pounder was caught on Lower Caen beat 1. The river Spey had 2 on opening day (Sat 11th) one from Rothes and the other at Arndilly.

last week the Dee reported 34, Tay 26 and Tweed 14. Today I hear there have been 2 x 20lbs fish of Lower Crathes & West Durris courtesy of Andy Sutherland (Helmsdale) & Corrie Cormack (Wick) on our new Grizzle Monkeys - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/new-willie-gunn-grizzle-monkey.html

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10

February

Simms, Loop, Spring killers

Ronald Sutherland


We are ordering from Simms & Loop, does anyone need sparkling new Gore-tex waders or jackets from Simms for the season ahead?
Loop also have the new Q series rods in stock at 13'2 & 15ft and a full range of very cool clothing. Don't forget the powerhouse and lightweight Cross S1 which I use myself (and will not part with) in 13. 14, & 15ft

Loop gear - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/loop-tackle.html
Simms gear - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/simms-gear.html

Best prices and free flies all part of the deal as per usual.

Fly fishing is an absolute pleasure catching or not, enjoy it to the max - why not treat yourself!

Check out the absolute Helmsdale Co killers people...








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3

February

Proven system for catching spring salmon.

Ronald Sutherland


If you are fishing for spring salmon this season why not try a 10ft Gaelforce tapered sinking Poly leader looped up to the favoured Maxima 15 - 18lbs Chameleon nylon and hooked up to an Alistair TigerTail, RS SuperSnaelda or Monkey Tube?

Nothing could be easier if you have a floating line....you can control the speed of fly swing perfectly by mending the line upstream if the current is strong or mending towards your own bank if the flow is slow. Either way your fly will be sinking into the danger zone for spring salmon and that incredible unmistakable pull that we all spend hours searching for.

The first...




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1

February

Andy Sutherland does it again!

Ronald Sutherland

The first fish is off and it was that man Andy Sutherland once again. The first springer of the season was a lovely fresh 9 pounder caught and released in the swirl pool beat 6. Andy left it late in the day as he was at sea but the draw of the river and a couple of hours fishing before darkness was just enough to lure him up to beat 6. The best of the beat was covered quickly and it did not take long for the line to tighten. The river was around 10" and Andy was using a floating line looped to a 6ft Rio fast sinking tip. The fly was the same one he caught the first fish with a couple of years ago in Salscraggie beat 1,  RS Alistair TigerTail 1" copper tube designed...

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