Ronald Sutherland


Last week there were 4 salmon reported from the Association water with the best being a cracking 20 pounder caught and released by local William Jappy, the fish was coloured and fell to a conehead. Robert Flett also had a nice fish which was surprisingly sea-liced and taken from the upper Allan on a copper Frances tube.
The upper river had a quiet week even though the river was in good order due to regular injections from the Loch. As I write today the rain is lashing down and hopefully it will make a difference to water levels next week. Everything has turned a little stale and a good spate would round off the season with some late sport.
Don’t forget you can order all your flies for back end fishing on the Tweed etc on-line from my new fly-store where we have great new tungsten tubes tied up for the cooling water + many more desirable flies. A great Christmas gift this year might be some of my destination selection boxes which I can also custom for you and deliver fast.

A big killer this season has emerged as the Frances copper tube, this big Icelandic killer has fished extremely well on the Helmsdale this year especially for the Kildonan rods headed by Martin Grant, they have also experimented very well using Tungsten Snelda - I am going to stick my neck out and say I think they might even end up top rods this season. I have the Frances available on-line in the most successful sizes + a few Snelda….give them a cast, you might be pleasantly surprised with results!

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