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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...
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 - 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 ZT - The Ultimate Travel Rod

LOOP ZT - The Ultimate Travel Rod

In early 2020 the world of travel came to a standstill. But rather than wait out the disruption, we got to work - with the aim of creating the ultimate fly fishing travel rod. After nearly two years of research, development and rigorous testing, the world is starting to open up again, and we are ...
The Truth about Spring Salmon Fishing in Scotland

The Truth about Spring Salmon Fishing in Scotland

As a fly fishing addict and eternal optimist I always welcome the start of a new Salmon Fishing Season in Scotland, it brings lots of excitement, questions and preparation. Of course I am always a believer that this season there will be more Spring Salmon running than last year and we look at the conditions and try to predict where will be the best place to catch that first springer of the year and also what conditions may the river be in.