Spinning Around


Articles on spinning for salmon updated monthly.




For many salmon anglers spinning can feel quite monotonous and boring. Often when we spin, after som…

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Traditionally the autumn months can be one of the most productive times on the Scottish salmon fishi…

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There are a numbers of rivers and beats around Scotland that permit spinning for salmon. These river…

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With summer now upon us, hopefully, there will be a decent head of grilse and larger summer salmon i…

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Spinning during the spring months can have its advantages over fly fishing. Often, early in the seas…

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The humble spoon is probably one of the most successful lures of all time when it comes to spinning …

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The Scottish salmon fishing season opened in mid-January. The first rivers to open are located in th…

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As salmon anglers, when we go to buy a new fishing outfit, we always think very carefully about whic…

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Autumn can be a special time of year to fish for salmon in Scotland. Usually, the rivers have plenty…

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When spinning for salmon, the speed at which you retrieve the lure is one parameter that can be easi…

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We all know that when we arrive at a fishing beat first thing in the morning and are confronted with…

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Most of the lures that we use when spinning are not what you would call subtle. Lures like spoons, R…

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As salmon anglers, we have all experienced them. Those balmy warm summer evenings, when the sun has …

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When spinning for salmon, it is very easy to go through the motions. Anglers, especially towards the…

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There are many purists that enjoy our wonderful sport. These anglers will only fly fish, regardless …

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Under normal circumstances, it is not usually difficult to cover large expanses of water when spinni…

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There are a number of rivers, which open early in the season in Scotland and permit spinning. These …

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Harling is a method of salmon fishing, which is unique to the River Tay. It involves fishing from a …

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Many anglers enjoy having the opportunity to fly fish as well as spin for salmon. It can often break…

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The spoon is a very popular lure amongst salmon anglers that spin. It is one of the most productive …

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Salmon can be quite difficult to catch after a long hot summer, especially if water temperatures hav…

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In the past, the floating Devon Minnow was a very popular lure amongst salmon anglers. In recent tim…

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Spinning can be a very productive method of fishing for salmon during the summer months. Often if th…

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When it comes to spinning reels, broadly speaking, there are two options to choose from. You can eit…

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When you are salmon fishing, the depth at which your fly or lure is moving can often be critical and…

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One of the distinct advantages of spinning for salmon over fly-fishing is that you can cover large e…

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The spoon is a very popular lure amongst salmon anglers that spin. It is one of the most successful …

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Spinning can be a very effective method for catching springers. During the early spring months, ofte…

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The Devon Minnow has been a productive salmon lure over the years. It has a proven track record and …

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When spinning for salmon, anglers are often faced with the dilemma of which line to use. Thankfully,…

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Salmon can be quite difficult to catch after a long hot summer, especially if you have the toxic com…

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The Flying Condom also known as the Flying C has proved to be a very successful lure over the years,…

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During the summer months, water temperatures are usually high and river levels low. As water tempera…

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Nowadays there are a great variety of lures on the market to choose from when spinning for salmon. Y…

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For years, there has been the age-old argument that rivers and beats should become fly only and that…

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I have found in the past that I have suffered from more backache after a day’s spinning then fly fis…

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Many anglers find spinning quite boring and monotonous. They often seem to go through the motions, c…

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Love it or loath it trolling can be a very effective method of fishing for salmon on lochs. Trolling…

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When spinning for salmon, there are two types of reel that can be used. There is the traditional and…

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Spinning for salmon can be a very effective method during the early spring months. River levels can …

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Normally when spinning for salmon you start fishing at the head of the pool and cast the lure at 90 …

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Recently there has been an explosion in the variety of salmon spinning lures available on the market…

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Red Devon

The devon minnow has been around for years but appears to have fallen out of favour with many salmon…

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Humble Silver Spoon

Recently there has been a great influx of new spinning lures that have come on to the market. It lea…

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