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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...
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...
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...
Salmon Fly Tying Basics

Salmon Fly Tying Basics

Salmon fly tying is a popular pastime among fly anglers and can be a creative and rewarding endeavor. Tying your own salmon flies allows you to create custom patterns tailored to the specific fishing conditions and preferences. Here are some of the basics of salmon fly tying:1. Tools and Material...
How To Underhand Cast with Klaus Frimor

How To Underhand Cast with Klaus Frimor

Learn the techniques behind underhand casting, with legendary instructor and LOOP Tackle's Chief Rod Designer, Klaus Frimor. Göran Andersson, a renowned fly caster from Sweden, is often associated with the development and popularization of the underhand style of spey casting. The underhand style...
How to Tie the Park Shrimp Salmon Fly

How to Tie the Park Shrimp Salmon Fly

Ross Macdonald shows you how to tie his much loved pattern, the Park Shrimp. The 'Parky' as its affectionately known, is a renowned fish catcher throughout the UK, Ireland .... and beyond.
Fishing the Mystical River Deveron for Trout

Fishing the Mystical River Deveron for Trout

The River Deveron is highly regarded as a prestigious Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout fishery, and home to the largest fly caught Salmon in Scotland. For the best salmon fishing the visiting angler would be hoping for recent rainfall and the river running with good water levels. During those period...
How to Perform the Snake Roll Spey Cast

How to Perform the Snake Roll Spey Cast

Al Peake breaks down the legendary Snake Roll Cast. This is the coolest of the spey casts, and is a great cast to make a large change of direction.  Caution - This cast should only be performed with a downstream wind, to minimise the risk of snagging yourself! Gear used : Rod: 7X 9140 Reel: Op...
How to fly fish for Pollock

How to fly fish for Pollock

Delve in to the depths of fly fishing for Pollock.... Twinpeakes Flyfishing team member Ali Parkin talks about gear, tactics and techniques used to target Pollock on the fly in Scottish waters.... Warning*** Beware of the Kelp  
How to make a Single Spey Cast

How to make a Single Spey Cast

Fly fishing is a mesmerizing art that requires skill, precision, and adaptability. Anglers constantly face challenges such as limited casting space and tricky wind conditions. To overcome these hurdles, fly fishing enthusiasts developed various casting techniques over the years. One such techniq...