The Helmsdale is coming off a few good weeks. The first big water of the summer induced a great week early June with around 100 fish off and the following week reported 80 or so to keep the great momentum going for the season. Last week has not been so good as the main run is drying up a little and grilse are very thin on the ground but its very typical for the time of year. A few small grilse have been caught so its just a question now of when with the main run come in and how many. The Association water was not on fire but fish were taken if the hours were put in. Latest news hot off the press - William Jappy had 4 today (24/6/17) one at 8lbs and 3 grilse between 3 & 4lbs Alistair jappy had a 7lbs fish yesterday. Looks like things are about to hot up so get your flies ordered and hooks sharpened and don't forget to get them from us, the specialists!...permits are available from Rob at Thyme & Plaice and the Bannockburn on Dunrobin St.
Time to gear up on Summer killers like the beauties below. These are some of the absolute best of the best proven salmon killers over the years. Coneheads & Crimp tubes (weighted bodies) have become hugely popular in flyboxes everywhere and its no secret why. They are slightly weighted and start to fish great just sub surface, the salmon attack them in full vision and suck in! You can fish them with tube singles, doubles or trebles too. The other flies of note are the Silver Stoats Tail silver doubles, Cascade, Park Shrimp and Alistairs, deadly again as droppers or point flies in a highland team. Then there are Monkey flies, SuperSquid and Red Frances, you cannot go wrong with these, we got it covered!
We now also have the superb Hardy Marquis reels back in stock in No 1 & No 2, absolute...Read more