Well there is only one headline this week on the Helmsdale, that man has done it again! Whenever Andy (Torrish) Sutherland heads up the river we know there is going to be action of some kind and when he parked up at Salscraggie pool beat one last week it sure happened.

The river was running perfect at around 1ft 3 and pulled the top end of the pool into play. The decision was made and one of our new RS UV JC Willie Gunns was deployed and it was not long before the rod bent just above the famous boils area of the pool. The result you can see below, a fine 12 pounder and the river and Andy were off the mark again for Suisgill rods where his grandson Aaron Grant is the ghillie.

There have been a good number of fish reported recently off many rivers especially the North Esk which is now into double figures. It's time to get the rod out and the fly in the water.

Another first will be the opening of Speyside Angling Supplies today (Sunday) in Fochabers where you can buy a selection of great flies including some of ours so pop along to check out all the tackle and support this exciting new venture set up by expert local angler Allan Crook

Andy Sutherland proudly displays his 18th first fish off the river.

The deadly new RS Willie Gunn UV JC from our Premium range

The Helmsdale is still without that elusive first fish which is unusual, water levels have been high but there should be some springers in the book by now. The Naver and Brora are off the mark with Peter McGregor landing a super 18 pounder up on the Naver on one of our Black & yellow Supersquid tubes. Our UV Alistair tube has also caught one of the few fish off the Dee so our flies are working as usual but there are not many fish around yet. The Tay and Tweed are picking away and there was a fine opening day springer off the Spey for Gerrard Macauley at Aberlour.

So, We have another 2 beautiful RS design flies to offer in the mix which are proven fish catchers in spring, and we have them both on offer for immediate delivery. The RS Black & Yellow feeler tube and our RS Black & Yellow mylar tube. They are stunning salmon tubes so if you are on the water soon they would be well woth a try especially when we are givving you one for free when you buy 3 of any mix or size of either of them. Buy 3 and we just add another to your order to keep things simple. if you buy 6 you get 2 free and so on...Black & yellow is a great favourite in spring so these flies are very productive.

A quick word on some of our recent new RS designs which have gone balistic, The RS UV JC Willie Gunn and Alistair especially, we have had to move them both into our Premium range as we cannot keep up with demand on them, apologies, but, they are very special tubes tied with real Junglecock and UV materials and time for tying them up is very limited so please order well in advance if you wany these unique flies, see them in previous reports below.

The RS Black & yellow mylar tube 3 + 1 ( immediate delivery ) buy here -

The Rs Black & Yellow feeler tube 3 + 1 ( immediate delivery ) buy here -

RS SuperSquid black & yellow which caught the first fish on the Naver, buy here -

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The springers are in

The season is hotting up already as we have seen some lovely spring salmon getting caught on many of the big rivers and here is a pic of one of the latest fron Allan Crook who hooked up on the Dess beat of the Dee. Alan is in the midst of setting up a new fishing tackle shop in Fochabers which will be called Speyside Angling Supplies which should be a great new asset to the area. He hooked up on one of our Cascade Alistair copper tubes and we will be stocking his fly selection with some of our flies that you cannot buy anywhere but at Helmsdale Co online and his new shop. The new shop will be opening in a few weeks time on the Main St Fochabers.

The Helmsdale is still awaiting its first fish but the water has been very high recently, as soon as it settles I am sure there will be a springer showing itself on the end of the line very soon.

Here is the latest addition to our deadly new range which we have put back online due to huge demand - The RS Willie Gunn UV JC Conehead which you can buy right here -