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Red Wool & Nylon

Red Wool & Nylon



We were all in the shop one morning recently and one of the boys was getting ready for a customer who was about to come in for a casting lesson. As is the norm, the imminent arrival of a customer is preceded by the rhetorical question, ‘ has anybody got any wool ?’ Following a pat down of our many pockets, strands of red wool were pulled forth like a magic trick.  

"our shared desire for fly fishing to thrive"

The wool and accompanying spools of nylon are an amusing reminder of just how many people  we have had the privilege of working with this year. Through a combination of guided fishing and 1-2-1 casting lessons it has been heartening to see so many people keen to take up our sport.

It is good for business and it also chimes with our shared desire for fly fishing to thrive. Fly fishing for salmon and trout is part of who we are and is an important part of Scotland’s cultural heritage and we would be delighted to have you join us! 

What's with the wool?

The wool, you will be curious to know, is what we use in lieu of a hook during a lesson. We all make mistakes fly casting and the wool ensures we remain safe throughout and that we can make our mistakes without a hook whizzing through the air. At the risk of stating the obvious any sport on, in or near water demands a safe approach, so it is wise to take certain precautions. 

Each lesson is fully assessed for risk and we provide all the safety equipment, tackle and water proof clothing. 

It’s Never Been Easier to Learn to Fly Fish

It has never been easier to learn to fly fish. Like any new skill it takes time and practice, but the process has been made so much easier by the advances in rod and line development. Access to fisheries, including prestigious salmon beats, has similarly been transformed  and an increasing number of people are tuning into what fly fishing offers. Simply put, developing new skills in beautiful places is a soothing way to enjoy the great outdoors. For us, fly fishing is the ultimate soul food. 

What is a Casting Lesson?

A casting lesson is typically a 2 hour structured session in either single handed casting ( eg trout fly fishing) or double handed spey casting (for salmon fishing). These are tailored to the individual so we can offer lessons to suit your level of experience. These are also available as a bespoke casting course which are designed  to take your casting to a new level. For beginners lessons help you to lay a strong foundation and create good habits as you begin your fly fishing journey. 

Experience fishers can also benefit from lessons. If you are putting time and money into your fishing, it makes sense to ensure you get the most out of it. To that end we work with lots of experienced and accomplished anglers who like to have a ‘tune up’ each year or perhaps have a persistent fault they can't fix themselves. Similarly anglers who have booked fishing trips abroad may wish to explore specific casts or techniques they will rely on when a long way from home.  

All of our lessons are delivered with a mix of practical on the water tuition, together with classroom time to help build your understanding of the mechanics of fly casting.

What Do I Do Next?

To book or just to have a chat about options send us a message via our website and we will call you back.  Even better, if you are in the area pop in and see us at: 

Twin Peakes Fly Fishing, Milton of Crathes, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH.  

We will get the coffee on.

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