Description Of The Blog

Thank you for visiting our salmon fly blog. In this blog you will find lots of fly pictures, step by step's, and other pictures of fishing related stuff. We have recently launched our official website that can be found at http://taysalmonfly.biz or click on the link on the right hand side of the page.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Black & Yellow Tube Fly

With the season now over and looking forward to spring, now comes the time for the Black & Yellow tube fly. This fly is the most deadly spring pattern and colour combo ever. This is the only fly i used for my spring fishing, i have 1 or 2 different styles of tying for it, but still the same deadly fly. A must for spring fishing on scottish rivers. These tubes are priced at £2 each and are available to order by clicking here

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Sion Weir, River Mourne, Ireland

Photo courtesy of my very good friend Mr Paul Slevin

Allys Shrimp Salmon Fly

The Allys Shrimp has to be the most sucessful salmon fly of recent times. The popualarity of this fly was huge in the late 90's to recent times, This has been the only fly many fisherman will use all day and still take fish. The colours on the fly can be changed to Red, Yellow or Purple to create different colours combos to suit other conditions or when you fancy a change. I prefer these flies with a very long tail (3") To order theses flies or any other flies please click here

Friday, 28 November 2008

Wee Fish, River Faughan, N. Ireland

Photo courtesy of my very good friend Mr Paul Slevin

Yellow/Red Brass Tube Salmon Fly

Heres my tying of an excellent back end pattern, the yellow & red tube fly. This fly has given me much sucess in september and october. I wouldnt be without some of these in my tube box. These tubes are priced at £2 each and are available by clicking here

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Park Shrimp Conehead

The Park Shrimp was created by my good friend Mr Ross MacDonald, After its 1st run down the Durris Stream at the Park Beat of the River Dee the Park Shrimp took 5 fish. Since then this fly has been taken salmon regularly for many anglers all over the world. This fly is a must have in my opinion. To order these flies please contact me by clicking here

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Red Flamethrower

The flamethrower is grown in popularity recently and is proven to be a good taker of salmon all over the UK. The Flamethrower profile in the water makes it very tempting for salmon.
To order the flamethrower please click here

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

1/2" Pot Belly Pigs Various Colours

Heres a wee selection of Pot Belly Pigs that i tied up on 1/2" brass tubes. These are cracking little flies. Any colour combination available. There are yellow, red, orange & purple ones in the photo, they are the most popular colours. These flies are priced at £2.50 each and are available by clicking here

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Head Markers For Spey Lines Rated 9-11

I have had the unique oppertunity to offer these head markers for public sale. I have listed them on ebay. Please check the listing page for full details. To purchase a head marker click here

The Monteith Speycaster 68ft 10/11 Full Floating Spey Line

I have just listed 13 of these lines on ebay for £25 each, These are UNBOXED are there is NO front loop on them. Please read the description on the ebay listing for full details. To buy these lines click here

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Junction Shrimp

The Junction Shrimp was created on the Junction Pool of the River Tweed, Originally this pattern was only really used when the light was failing going into dusk. Recently the Junction Shrimp has been getting fished all through the day and it taken salmon regularly and is proven to be a popular 1st choice for anglers when there is colour in the water. This fly is a definate must have pattern in an serious anglers fly box. To order Junction Shrimps click here

Landed On The Red Shrimp

The happy angler about to release his 2nd salmon of the day, taken on the Red Shrimp. Well done Kenny.

Kenny playing a salmon on my Red Shrimp Variant

Here's Mr Kenny Carr playing his 2nd of the day on the Red Shrimp Variant

Red Shrimp Variant

Heres my version of a Red Shrimp, I recently tied these up for my good friend Mr Kenny Carr for his trip to the River Nith. Kenny proceded to hook 3 salmon in the space of 20 minutes on this pattern. Kenny was using a size 9 fly on a super fast sink tip .
To purchase these flies please click here

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Payment Methods Accepted

For anyone wishing to purchase flies from me i accept the following payment methods. Personal Cheque, Postal Order & Paypal.

Please note that paypal payment will inclued a paypal fee of 3.4% + 0.20p. The 3.4% is off the final total. These fees are paypal fees and not me trying to increase the fee.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Sucess On The Dee Sheep

Here's a 4lb grilse that i caught on a size 11 silver salar Dee Sheep from the Morven Beat of the River Dee on the 9th August 2008. To find out more on the Morven Beat click here

Dee Sheep Salmon Fly

The Dee Sheep is a must have pattern for summer salmon fishing. The colour combinations and shape of this fly in the water make it one of my must haves for salmon fishing. The price of these flies is £2 each, To purchase these flies or any others click here

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Jock-A-Rooney Salmon Fly

The Jock-A-Rooney salmon fly was created on the Newtyle Beat of the River Tay by my very good friend and head ghillie on the beat Jock Monteith. Jock has been having a lot of sucess with this fly with salmon up to 24lb on it. After much persuasion Jock finally gave in and gave me the pattern so i could tie up a few. On my 1st outing with this fly at Newtyle i hooked and lost a salmon in the Alders pool. Since then the Jock-A-Rooney has been taken fish from the Tay to the Tweed.
I am now proud to now make this fish catching pattern available for public sale. The cost of these flies are Doubles/Tubes £2, Conehead £3.
To order the Jock-A-Rooney click here

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Sucess On The Cascade At The Carham Beat Of The River Tweed

Here is a lovely 12lb salmon that i caught from the Carham Beat of the River Tweed on the 2nd July 2008 on my own tied cascade salmon fly. This fish took in the Long Stream from the Scottish Bank and was expertly tailed by my good friend Mr Iain Quinn.

Carham is an excellent fishing beat and good catches are recorded all through the season. For more information on the Carham Beat click here


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Cascade Salmon Fly

The cascade is one of the best salmon flies in the world, this fly was originally a variant of the Allys Shrimp and has since overtaken the original pattern in popularity amongst anglers world wide.

The photo above shows my tying of the Cascade, these flies are hand tied by myself using high quality materials on Partridge Silver Salar Double Hooks in Sizes 9 & 11.

To order these flies or for further information please click here