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.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Mr Black salmon fly


Here is a new shrimp fly pattern of mine.. The Mr Black.

To order this or any of my flies.. please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Green butt Willie gunn salmon fly


This is my tying of the Willie Gunn... shrimp style.
To order this or any of my flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Boxed selection of flies






Here is a boxed selection of flies I have just finnished tying for someone.
To order a box like this one.. or any of my flies.. please e-mail me at
ballingall512@sky.com.
Thanks for looking at my blog.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Tay Flamethrower

Here is my Deadly Tay Flamethrower. This fly is taking 2011 by storm and has now accounted for salmon on all 4 of Scotlands big 4 rivers, and has a trip to Russia coming up in a few weeks so watch this space. Pictued Below is a Spey Springer caught by Mr Brain Shaw, on the Tay Flamethrower last month. The following day it accounted for another springer from the same pool. The Tay Flamethrower also accounted for the 50th springer of the Season on the Newtyle beat of the River Tay today. To Order this or any of my Flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Francis Salmon fly


Another of my versions of the deadly francis.
This fly continues to catch salmon the world over. if you don't have these in your box your crazy.
Available in red/black and orange.
Tied here on a 15mm brass bottle tube. It is available on any size tube you require
To order this or any of my flies please E-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Feeler Fly


My tying of the cover fly from this months trout and salmon magazine.
the feeler fly concept developed by Ron Sutherland of the helmsdale tackle company has proven to be deadly this spring.
This is my own tying of the srping great.. black and yellow tube, now with added feelers.
To order this or any of my flies please E-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Fiddlers Fancy Salmon fly


The Fiddlers Fancy Named after the Fiddlers pool of the Newtyle beat of the River Tay.
This pattern is going to be a big hit this season.
Tied with the Flamethrower Profile, and a great combination of colours including a wee bit of purple, and that shiny silver head to catch the salmons eye.
To order this or any of my flies please E-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Flamethrower Salmon flies










The flamethrower is one of the most succesful salmon flies of recent times.Here are a few of the variations that I tie
To order these or any of my flies please e-mail me at
ballingall512@sky.com

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Dee Flamethrower Mini Templedog Salmon fly



Here is my Dee Flamethrower Mini Templedog. Shown above with 10mm aluminium tube with turbo disc and also on 15mm brass bottle tubes. This fly is also available dressed on larger tubes or double/single hooks. The standard dee flamethrower hairwing is also available from the blog.
To order this deadly pattern or any of my flies, please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Davie's Comet Salmon fly


This fly is my copper comet variation, loosly based on the Koolraw Killer colour scheme.
It uses a highly mobile arctic runner tail to give an enticing swimming action.
Avavilable on aluminium /tungsten/copper tubes
To order this or any of my flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Monday, 31 January 2011

The Alistair salmon fly


My Version of the Deadly spring fly from the River Helmsdale. The Alistair accounts for countless spring fish every season.
To order this or any of my flies please E-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Chartreuse Special Salmon Fly

Another great spring salmon fly available from the salmon fly blog.
My chartreuse special is a great fly for spring fishing or for fishing a clearing river after a spate.
This fly encorporates Pearly flash in the lower wing, and magenta peacock herl over the top wing to really make the fly glow in the water.
To order this or any of my flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com
Thanks for looking at the blog.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Posh Tosh Salmon fly


The posh tosh salmon fly is a firm favourite in the spring, but catches fish all through the season.
The UV properties in the body of this fly make it really shine and stand out in the water.
To order this or any of my flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Editor salmon fly Tube



This is my tying of the Editor fly tube style. This fly uses a pearl body with a glow in the dark thread layed underneath. It then has a Fluo yellow/green rib and fluo yellow jungle cock cheeks.
It glows under UV light and is a favourite amongst night time sea trout anglers as well as salmon anglers. To order this or any of my flies please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Long Green Highlander Salmon Fly


This is my Long green highlander tube fly. It is tied on a 2inch aluminium slipstream tube and has an overall wing length of 4 1/2 inches. A perfect tube for early spring fishing in the UK or for that trip of a lifetime to Norway or the Kola.
To order this or any of my flies or to enquire about flies not posted on the blog that I tie, please E-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Temple dog Salmon fly's




Here are a few different Spring Temple dog flies I tie.

The mossy green highlander/ The russian/ The pacific Blue are all green highlander variants and will take fish in the spring.
These flies are available dressed on doubles or on tubes with or without coneheads.

To order these or any of my flies Please e-mail me at ballingall512@sky.com