With only a handfull of rivers still open, thoughts are turning towards Christmas and season 2017. We have lots of cracking fly selection boxes which will please many of your fishing friends. The latest is a set of 4 selections in our best selling "perfect tube fly boxes" These can all be purchased individually as gifts which we can personalise as you see from the pic below. You can also custom any fly selection you want, just let me know what flies you would like and I will set up a selection for you, with or without hooks etc. See our latest selections here - http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/
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The Helmsdale season had decent ending with around 70 fish reported for the last 5 day week bringing the estimated total to 1200. Not the best and not the worst but 2016 could have been much better if conditions were onside. There seemed to be no shortage of fish after a slow spring which is encouraging for the future, lets hope the spring picks up and the general trend continues. The cessation of costal netting and continual C & R efforts must help in the longterm.
I did not manage a late cast on the Helmsdale but have been lucky enough to pick up a few days on the Spey. The latest was last...Read more
Don't forget our online shop is open 24/7 you can buy your flies and accessories ( and Christmas presents ) right now using your smartphone or tablet, on the go!
The Helmsdale is drifting towards the end of the season picking away. Great water last week after a dry spell would normally have heralded a killing, but it was not to be. The river topped 3 ft at one point but a drop in temperature is now required to finish the season with a bang. Recent weeks have reported around 40+ fish off so the sport has not exactly switched off but you have had to work for your reward. Locally Gordon Davidson and John "Hardy" Sutherland had fish and a few visitors got in on the act too. As usual its the angler who can best adapt to the conditions who catches the most fish so my recommendation to all is to have the following flies...Read more
Helmsdale continues to slow down typically for the time of year. However, a fairly decent spring and summer run has deposited a good head of fish throughout the river, the next spate will give excellent sport and if temps drop soon enough in September the fishing should perk up as per usual. last week reported a hard fought 40 for the week roughly with Frances flies, coneheads, sunrays and wee doubles doing most damage.
With a view to the Autumn we have loads of deadly tubes in stock and ready to deploy. Our new Solar SuperSnaelda are proving to be very popular in coloured water as are our huge variety of coneheads and...Read more
We have a very special deal on Simms G3 Gore-tex and Loop Lainio jackets this week only, call us or email asap to snap one up, these will go quickly so treat yourself fast!
Here is what we have on offer.
Simms G3 Gore-tex jackets in (M), (L) & (XL) for £399 + £100 worth of free flies and accessories of your choice. http://www.helmsdalecompany.com/simms-g3-gore-tex-jacket.html
Reports from the river are good as over 100 fish were caught last week, conditions were still unsettled at times but fresh fish are running and they are in great condition. All beats are scoring well and the Association water keeps producing also. Adam Macdonald has been successful on most visits and some nice fish are coming off.
Coneheads are fishing very well as per usual when the water is good as are our SuperSnaelda and SuperSquid, this is a typical order (below) snap some up asap when we have good stocks.
We have the Highland games on this weekend and I will be there with top of the range Loop Cross rods for both the salmon and trout casting comps.Read more
Nothing super special about the run this season but the last 2 weeks produced around 130 and 50. last week was somewhat blitzed with incredible flash flooding at kildonan which killed off fishing for around 24 hours. Coneheads are still working great and some solid fish are still entering the river. Gordon Sim ( Loop CEO ) worked away very well for his few hours spent on the water bagging a number of fish in pretty unsettled conditions.
Most rivers are fishing well this year and the Thurso had over 100 again last week.
Don't forget, we have loads of killer coneheads and one of the latest hot killers is the Calvin's...Read more
The Helmsdale Company has relocated to Speyside. Things are not fully tuned in yet but we are almost there. If I could now stress to our huge client base to order from us online from now on and we will send the next day, we can do Special Delivery if required for next day delivery if you are in a real rush but generally Royal Mail first class will get your order to you within 2 days UK and approx 4 in EU.
We can still offer you the best deals on all the major rods reels and waders from Simms, Loop, Mackenzie, Hardy & Vision etc, just call me and every order over £500 receives £50 of our deadliest flies.....infact if you order any tackle there will be free flies involved. Our customer base is loyal and extensive and we thank you all for shopping with us over the years in the Tackle shop Helmsdale as well as online, but things move on.
We are now an online tackle shop completely and still ship worldwide, but if the opportunity arises and the...Read more
We are on the move this week so please be patient on the order front.....the fishing is hotting up too but I don't think we have hit peak time yet. Report to follow soon. Read more
The Helmsdale has slowed down a little, low water and the annual gap between MSW fish and grilse is evident. Seatrout Read more