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Skagit: Not a Dirty Word

Skagit: Not a Dirty Word

  For those of us  raised on traditional speycasting in Scotland, the arrival of skagit lines on these shores was greeted with a mix of fear and horror! The legacy of fine and far off  dominated every right minded salmon fly fisher from the River Spey, to the River Tay, to the Tweed.  The ska...
Gearing Up For Spring Salmon Fishing in Scotland

Gearing Up For Spring Salmon Fishing in Scotland

What Clothes Do I Need for Spring Fishing In Scotland? When we start spring fishing in Scotland, the truth is that it's actually the dead of winter. The seasonal spring months, when we start to feel some warmth, seem a distant prospect.   Spring fishing brings with it the broadest range of condit...
A New Salmon Fly for Spring Salmon in Scotland

A New Salmon Fly for Spring Salmon in Scotland

Introducing the Spey Tail Salmon Fly Range

A meticulously crafted fusion of two iconic spring salmon fly styles, designed by renowned fly-tyer Stuart Foxall, the Spey Tail combines elements of his two favourite spring salmon fly styles- the Monkey and the traditional bucktail tube.
LOOP Tackle - 150L Wheelbag Duffel

LOOP Tackle - 150L Wheelbag Duffel

The 150L Wheelbag from LOOP Tackle is the ultimate travel companion, offering incredible durability, functionality and a huge amount of space for all your gear, all while keeping excess weight to an absolute minimum. Created using a TPU coated 1200 x 600D ripstop polyester fabric; the bag feature...
How to chose tackle for Pike fly fishing

How to chose tackle for Pike fly fishing

Noted pike fly fisher Stuart Smith talks us through the basics of fly fishing for pike, what factors influence his gear selection and what tackle you need to get started in this increasingly popular pursuit.   Choosing the right tackle for fly fishing for pike involves considering various factor...
LOOP Tackle - Onka V2 Insulated Jacket

LOOP Tackle - Onka V2 Insulated Jacket

Designed to provide superior warmth and comfort in extreme conditions, the upgraded Onka V2 is LOOP's most advanced insulated jacket ever. Windproof, water resistant and fully packable, the Onka V2 functions as a tough and durable mid or outer layer that’s just at home on the river or in the moun...
How to tie the Lightning Bolt Salmon Fly

How to tie the Lightning Bolt Salmon Fly

The Lightning Bolt is a tried and tested spring salmon fly used throughout Scotland. It is great in peaty water and we like to user it when there is a bit of sun in the sky. It can be tied fairly sparse and is irrestibable to a passing by springer.  Stuart Foxall talk through how to tie this fly ...
How to choose the best spring salmon flies

How to choose the best spring salmon flies

Stuart Foxall talks through the process of how to choose which salmon fly to tie on when spring fishing for Atlantic Salmon. Remember these is no right or wrong answer to this question and each river will have its own DNA and certain patters will be more successful than others, however these guid...
LOOP Tackle | 7X Series Fly Rods | With Klaus Frimor

LOOP Tackle | 7X Series Fly Rods | With Klaus Frimor

The flagship 7X series of fly rods have been ground breaking in fly rod design and now have become a staple in many fly anglers armoury. The LOOP 7X series is the  world's first and only heptagonal (7-sided) fly fishing rod. This has many benefits and here we have a short from Klaus Frimor the ro...
LOOP Tackle - 7X 12'6" 9# Rod Review

LOOP Tackle - 7X 12'6" 9# Rod Review

Al tests out the LOOP 7X 9126 model and fishes on the Helmsdale and North Esk in the early spring.  We found it to be a super versatile rod in many situations, from fishing integrated scandi lines on the river Helmsdale where shorter casts are often necessary and keeping mobile working the fly an...
Salmon fishing in Iceland - Stora Laxa River

Salmon fishing in Iceland - Stora Laxa River

It's summer 2023, and Colin MacLeod embarks on one of our hosted trips to Iceland's famous Stóra Laxá river. A stunning, 90km long river that flows from Lake Grænavatn down to the glacial river of Hvítá, Stóra Laxá is famed for its combination of incredible runs of multi sea winter fish and spec...