Ron has tweaked a superb salmon pattern this week. With the permission of Jock Royan head ghillie on the Kinermony beat of the river Spey, Ron put the "tiger" in his popular pattern the Kinermony Killer. We will be putting it in production soon and are taking forward orders for it. The fly will be in the style of the picture and tied on Salar silver doubles in sizes 7, 9 & 11.
The new Kinermony Killer Tigerback
We have a "Buy one get one free" in operation for 1 week only on all flies ending Sunday midnight on the 3rd Feb. With more notable rivers opening at the end of this week (Friday 1st Feb) and springers gathering, its a great time to stock up with...Read more
We have some awesome new fly tying materials sourced from the States for sale online here - check them out below.
Full Tiger Rabbit hides for tying all those superb looking new Zonker Tiger flies.
Amazing New Opal Mirage for adding to hairwings in 2 different sizes - micro and standard, you need to see these to believe the stunning glint.
The Helmsdale river has been in good order recently and ice free but no fresh fish have been seen or caught yet. The weather conditions on the other hand have not exactly helped encourage many anglers out. Persistent Easterly gales have now eased and next week looks much better with the onset of an unsettled but Westerly flow. Temperatures are to remain above freezing so there will be nothing to stop a springer ease into the bottom beats.
Friday sees the opening of the...Read more
We have a cracking article this month in the Trout & Salmon magazine about Fulling Mill and our flies. I have tied up 70 new patterns for them to start modernising their whole range for the trade. We will ofcourse be carrying the full range when they are available in February - look out for them! We have also added more opening day pics in the opening day report.
The 4 free days fishing are now over and unfortunately the first fish has remained elusive. Conditions have generally been very favourable for the time of year so it is a little disappointing that over 200 rods could not find a fresh runner anywhere in the Helmsdale river. The Tay opened today with 15 spring salmon recorded up to 21lbs. Here is some more footage of the opening from Mike Shepley - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jP3M_OorE
Television report -Read more
The river is looking superb for the opening day of the season tomorrow (11th) running at around 1ft on the guage and totally ice free. A super opportunity for anglers to get the rods out and have a fair chance of hooking a prime January springer. We look forward to welcoming you all for a feast of salmon fishing. Please clock in at the tackle shop for your free fishing permit.Read more