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March

Great flies back in stock!

Ronald Sutherland

Many of your favourites are back in stock, I won't bore you with how good they are but i'll list most of them below...

Copper tubes

Flamethrower 0.5 & 0.27

Frances red 0.25

Frances pink 0.5"

Pro Posh Tosh 1" & 1.5"

Tweed Posh Tosh (red eye) 0.75 & 1"

Pot bellied Pig Cascade 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1"

Eternal optimist 1.5"

RS Torrish Morangie 1"

RS Willie Gunn Special 1" & 1.5"

RS Willie Gunn...

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26

March

Ron hits 25 pounder

Ronald Sutherland

The river produced around 20 last week including a 25 pounder from beat 4. Most rods had fish and Torrish rods had 6, 4 to Andy Sutherland and 2 for ghillie Jean Bain from Kilphedir 12lbs and Lower Caen 10lbs both on the trusty gold bodied Willie Gunn.

Myself, well 2 days on the Spey produced my first 5 of the season including a stunning 25 pounder from Rhynd pool Wester Elchies. Fabulous beat with a range of pools where the fly swings like a dream. RS Mylar Willie Gunn tube had 2 and our Solar Monkey took the other 3 including the big boy. The set up was the usual Loop Cross S1 15ft, Gaelforce 10/11 63ft head & 10ft sink tip 3.9ips. Maxima Chameleon 18lbs and Fulling Mill silver tube doubles size 6, I hooked 5 kelts and 5 springers and landed every one well hooked - great hooks!

We have all of the above for sale, its a superb combo and the proof is in the pudding as you can see below...call me anytime for deals or advice, this gear is becoming highly sought after...

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19

March

Great week, big fish.

Ronald Sutherland

The Helmsdale produced around 17 fish last week including a brace of 20 pounders. The unstoppable Andy Sutherland landed his second 20 of the season fishing the Upper Torrish pool on Torrish rods. The stunning fish was sea-liced and in amazing condition, the fly was one of our Cascade Dog Coneheads fished on his favourite Gaelforce floating Spey line with 10ft Gaelforce 3.9ips sinking tip. Corrie Cormack also got in on the act for Torrish rods with a fish from Lower Caen beat 1.

Borrobol rods had 4 for the week, The best was another 20 pounder from Eldrable pool beat 2. They also had fish from the Marrel pool (11lbs) Dyke pool beat 6 (9lbs) and a 15 pounder from Clay Bank beat 5 to round of a good March week  The Association water has also started to produce the goods and Jim Forsyth took a lovely brace of fish at 9 & 15lbs from the Flat pool.

The general consensus in the North is that the spring run is improving slowly, fish are certainly around and...

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12

March

20 fish off

Ronald Sutherland

The Helmsdale is starting to come alive. The total is up to a heady 20 now roughly. Andy Sutherland scored again on Lower Caen and Kilphedir and fish are coming off everywhere below the falls and running daily now. Helmsdale Co flies are working great not just on the Helmsdale but all over Scotland and you can see our best sellers below. They are flying out the door and anglers are filling their boots with our 3 + 1 deal.

All the flies and many more are available here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/

Cracking fish are being caught everywhere now. Tony Black bagged a glorious 30 pounder on Murthly 2 Tay and fish up to 25 pounds are being caught on the Spey. The North rivers are kicking in also, Pat Nichol had a super 20 pounder on the Thurso, and Alistair Jappy took the first 2 fish...

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5

March

Up to 11 fish off.

Ronald Sutherland

The Helmsdale had its best week last week with around 5 fish reported but unusually nothing from beat 6 yet. Water temps are not exceptionally cold so this remains a mystery as beat 6 is normally where you want to be! I am sure fish will be caught there this week. Low pressure is set to dominate in the week ahead so the river will probably be topped up and unsettled on occasion but it will be fairly mild.

No mystery in our 3 + 1 fly offer apart from a few enquiries as to how it actually works. It is simple, for every 3 flies you purchase, we add another of identical or very similar free of charge. The deal is running incredibly well as per usual and little wonder as we have the best selection and mix of flies available on the internet.

Check out one of our latest new copper tube flies below, these are absolute beauties tied with Jungle cock and whats even better is that they are available in 4 sizes for all conditions. The tubes come in 1.5", 1", 1/2" and an amazing tiny...

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26

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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14

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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