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Articles on fly fishing for salmon updated monthly.




The speed at which your fly moves through the water column can often be critical when it comes to fi…

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The Atlantic Salmon is regarded as the king of fish among many anglers. These magnificent fish are f…

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The autumn season is a fantastic time of year to be wetting a line. Usually the rivers are at their …

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As salmon anglers we all want to cover as much water as possible when fly fishing, as we feel that t…

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As salmon anglers we are often obsessed about fly selection. What fly pattern should we use? What si…

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As we all know, salmon fishing can be quite an expensive pastime. You have rods, reel, lines and fli…

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In Scotland, we have a wonderful tradition of taking a break from fishing between 1pm and 2pm to all…

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The polyleader has been a great invention and revolutionised fly fishing for salmon in many ways. It…

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For years, nylon or copolymer has been a firm favourite among salmon anglers for leader material whe…

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During the early spring months, often river levels are high. This of course is because of the weathe…

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The spring salmon is highly prized among anglers, and for many it is the ultimate prize. There is pr…

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As salmon anglers, we all dream of catching that fish of a lifetime. For each angler, size is relati…

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Many anglers believe that it can often be more difficult to catch salmon when the water is high. A l…

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It can be hard enough to get a salmon to take a fly, so when you end up losing a fish; there is noth…

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The autumn months can be a fantastic time of year to be out on the river chasing silver. In Scotland…

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The autumn months are a fantastic time of year to salmon fish in Scotland. Usually, the rivers have …

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When it comes to fly fishing, technology is advancing at a great pace these days. Every week you see…

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Summer is a great time of year to be out on the river fly-fishing for salmon. River levels are usual…

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In the past, for fly fishers, life was much easier than it is now. These days with the advent of new…

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There comes a time during each season when fly fishers have to decide when to make the switch from b…

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The traditional dressed fly has been used for many years by salmon anglers. It has been a long-term …

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As salmon anglers, we all often get too preoccupied with the pattern of fly that we are using. We ar…

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Over the past few years’ tackle manufacturers have come up with the latest “must have” rod for salmo…

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For many salmon anglers, catching an early season springer on the fly is the ultimate achievement. T…

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As salmon anglers, we often get too preoccupied with which fly patterns to use. We are obsessed with…

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As salmon anglers, we all hate losing fish. It is often hard enough to get a take, so when you end u…

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For many anglers that fly fish for salmon, the take means everything. It is that magical split-secon…

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A salmon angler’s worst nightmare is to be confronted with high-coloured water on arrival at a fishi…

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Nowadays, in the age of modern technology, the dedicated salmon angler has a wide array of fly reels…

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Summer is a great time of the year to fly fish for salmon. Water levels are usually low, so a full f…

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The summer months can be a great time of year to fish for salmon. The weather is more hospitable; th…

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As salmon anglers, we can often be too set in our ways. We use tactics that have worked for us in th…

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In the depths of summer, often rivers levels drop away and there is very little flow in many of the …

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For most anglers, catching a spring salmon on the fly is the ultimate achievement. Being a competiti…

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For most salmon anglers the ultimate fish to catch is an early season springer. Sadly, nowadays spri…

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Subtlety is very rarely needed when fishing early in the season for spring salmon. In January and Fe…

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The depth at which you choose to fish your fly can be critical and in many cases the difference betw…

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Recently after a successful day's fishing on the River Tay my wife and I were driving home. Some of …

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When fly fishing for salmon, the presentation and movement of your fly can be critical. Most anglers…

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There is nothing more frustrating than losing a salmon, especially after a long and arduous fight. I…

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Salmon fishing during the summer months can often mean having to contend with difficult conditions. …

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The summer months can be a fantastic time of year to fly fish for salmon. The weather is generally s…

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The classic salmon pool usually consists of a head, a main body and tail. So which part of the pool …

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When fly fishing for salmon, the weight and type of leader that you use can be critical. Obviously, …

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When I was younger, I almost always used two flies when fishing for salmon. However, in the last few…

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The depth and speed at which you fish the fly can be critical when salmon fishing. Many anglers beli…

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I lived in the Highlands for the first seventeen years of my life and it was a salmon fisher’s parad…

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I was always mesmerised as a boy when I walked into a tackle shop with my father and saw the endless…

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By no means am I an expert when it comes to fly fishing for salmon. However being brought up on fly …

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When I first started salmon fishing and the conditions dictated the use of a larger fly, I would alm…

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Normally when we are fly fishing for salmon we cast the fly at around 1 o’clock and let the fly swin…

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