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.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Black and Yellow Specials - Tay Salmon Fly

Black and Yellow Specials Tied On Copper Tubes.

With Black and Yellow patterns been amongst the most popular choices for anglers targeting the elusive "Springer" this pattern is a must have

We now have this pattern in stock on the website in size 1", 1.5" & 2".

To order some of these deadly flies from our website click here
  


Or email us with your requirements by clicking here



Monday, 30 December 2013

The Usual Shrimp Conehead Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Salmon Flies Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Murthly Marauder Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Murthly Marauder's In Our Stock Box. Flies are prices at £3 each. This pattern is available on Double Hooks in sizes 8, 10, 12 and 14.
You can order by sending us an email info@taysalmonfly.biz

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Shadow Shrimp Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Shadow Shrimp's In Our Stock Box. Flies are prices at £3 each. This pattern is available on Trebles size 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.
You can order by sending us an email info@taysalmonfly.biz

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Stenton Shrimp Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Stenton Shrimp's In Our Stock Box. Flies are prices at £3 each. This pattern is available on Doubles size 8, 10, 12 and 14.
You can order by sending us an email info@taysalmonfly.biz

Monday, 23 December 2013

Tronach Shrimp Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Tronach Shrimp's In Our Stock Box. Flies are prices at £3 each. This pattern is available on Doubles size 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. Also in Trebles in sizes 8 and 10.
You can order by sending us an email info@taysalmonfly.biz

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Girnal Shrimp Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Girnal Shrimp's In Our Stock Box. Flies are prices at £3 each. This pattern is available on Doubles size 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. Also in Trebles in sizes 8 and 10.
You can order by sending us an email info@taysalmonfly.biz

Friday, 20 December 2013

Temple Shrimp Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Rear Skirt:- Red Bucktail Wound Around
Body:- Black Floss
Rib:- Silver Holographic Flat Braid
Wing:- Yellow Bucktail Wound Around
Head:- Red

This pattern was created by Mr Malcolm Campbell the Head Ghillie on the Lees beat of the River Tweed. Its name comes from the famous Temple Pool at the top of the beat. With it's Yellow/Red colour combination it is a very effective fly thoughout the seaon just varying the size of the fly to suit the river conditions.
It is also a very close rival to the Junction Shrimp when the water is high and carrying some colour.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Scottish Government: To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation.

The Scottish Government: To reverse the decision by the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland [SNFAS] to resume net fishing in the spring after a 14 year voluntary cessation. 

 


Petition by
 
1. Wild Salmon numbers are at an all time low, particularly fish entering our rivers in spring. The voluntary agreement above along with Catch and Release by anglers has seen this particular group of fish , at best, “hold their own”! To begin netting at this time of the year again would do irreparable damage to this early running group/cohort collectively known as spring fish.
2. If we have no fish entering our rivers in the early part of the year then many full time jobs will be threatened as revenue from those early anglers is lost. In 2003 "Salmon Angling" was found to be worth £74 Million to the Scottish economy, supporting 2800 full time jobs, mainly in rural areas with extremely fragile economies. A shorter season will see those full time jobs become part time, attracting, not young families, but older people to do a seasonal job.
3. The support industry we have for salmon fishing in Scotland would also suffer; from tackle shops, to tea shops. Petrol stations, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and not forgetting all their suppliers! Although we have no new figures, to the Scottish Economy, salmon fishing will now be worth around double that of the figure above. 

 4. We are not talking about a few nets-men and wealthy landowners here. No, we are talking about the jobs of 2800 ordinary people, their families and the longevity of an extraordinarily “Scottish” way of lifea way of life with so much, yet untapped tourism potential. To threaten the livlihoods of many for that of few makes no sense at all.
5. The Scottish Government will only support the netting of wild salmon when a "Harvestable Surplus Occurs" FACT. This is certainly not the case with Spring Salmon, or, some would argue - Summer or Autumn Salmon.
 6. Calling a halt this madness will at least give those remaining fish a "chance" to spawn and in doing so producing the next generation, which hopefully, we will manage better than in the past. 
More information and reading on the background to this petition and also points for online discussion, can be found here -
http://www.speyonline.com/petition.htm

Ice Maiden Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Body:- Pearl Mylar Tubing Or Pearl Tinsel (If using the tinsel use white thread under it)
Twinkle:- Pearly Mirror Flash/Pearl Krystal Flash
Wing:- Yellow Bucktail/Blue Bucktail/White Bucktail Mixed And Wrapped Around.
Head:- Red or Black


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ballathie Shrimp Salmon Fly Dressing Double Hook

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Same dressing as the tube fly version just use a double or treble hook whichever you prefer.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Ballathie Shrimp Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Tail:- Orange Crystal Boar With Orange Bucktail On Top With 4 Strands Of Orange Krystal Hair
Skirt:- Orange Hackle
Body:- Gold Lite Brite
Hackle:- Black Palmered
Head:- Red
Jungle Cock

Monday, 16 December 2013

Melrosian Red Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Same dressing as the normal Melrosian but change all the yellow materials to red

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Melrosian Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly Tied By Tay Salmon Fly

Rear Body:- Yellow Floss
Rear Rib:- Oval Silver
Rear Skirt:- Yellow Bucktail Wound Around
Front Body:- Black Floss
Front Rib:- Oval Silver
Front Skirt:- Black Bucktail Wound Around

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Golden Promise Salmon Fly Dressing

Fly tied by Tay Salmon Fly

Dressing:-

Rear Skirt:- Yellow Bucktail Wound Around
Body:- Gold Holographic Tinsel
Rib:- Oval Gold
Front Skirt:- White Bucktail Wound Around
Head:- Red

Jungle Cock Optional

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Foxy Tails Fly Tying Materials

For great quality materials and 1st class service check out Foxy Tails

As used by Tay Salmon Fly

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Junction Shrimp Salmon Fly Dressing

Junction Shrimp salmon flies tied by Tay Salmon Fly

Dressing:-

Rear 1/3 - Yellow Glo Brite Floss
Silver Rib
Orange Bucktail Skirt Wrapped All The Way Around The Tube
Black Floss Body With Silver Rib
White Bucktail Wrapped All The Way Around The Tube
Fluorescent Orange Head

You can add Jungle Cock as an optional extra in you like

Monday, 9 December 2013

Junction Shrimp Flamethrower

A set of 12 Junction Shrimp's tied in the flamethrower style by Tay Salmon Fly


Sunday, 8 December 2013

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Gledswood Shrimp Salmon Fly

The Gledswood Shrimp was created by Mr Ian Bennett and named after the Gledswood Beat on the River Tweed

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Mouse Trap Pool Dunkeld House Salmon Fishing Beat River Tay

Here's a wee look at the tail of the Mouse Trap pool on the Dunkeld House Salmon Fishing Beat on the River Tay. This pool holds salmon all through the season

Dunkeld House Salmon Fishing Beat River Tay Scotland

Fishing Boat ready for the day ahead on the Dunkeld House Salmon Fishing Beat on the River Tay Scotland

Black/Orange/Yellow Snaelda Conehead Salmon Fly

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Gold Bodied Willie Gunn Salmon Fly

One of the best salmon flies in the world, the Gold Bodied Willie Gunn is a must have pattern in every salmon fisherman's box

Monkey Salmon Fly

One of the most successful salmon flies of recent times the Monkey

Autumn Salmon Fishing Salmon Fly

Here's a cracking Autumn Salmon Fly. The Black & Red Tube Fly with a Holographic Silver body. This fly will catch you fish on any river system in the autumn. Ideally used on tubes from 1" - 2" in length.

Executionier Salmon Fly

Here's a batch of Executioners that we recently tied for a client.

The Executioner is one of the best summer low water salmon flies

River Tyne Salmon Fishing

Here is a wee batch of flies from Tay Salmon Fly that were recently sent to a client on the River Tyne.

In this selection there are Shadow Shrimp, Tronach Shrimp, Girnal Shrimp and Aurora Cascade.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tay Flamethrower Salmon Fly Tied On Partridge Salar Double Hook





The Tay Flamethrower is the creation of Mr David Ballingall. After its creation we tested the prototype flies on the Newtyle Beat of the River Tay with great results. Varying the sizes of the pattern throughout the year from the Conehead version through to the small doubles will keep the fish interested.

This pattern is now in stock on our website 

Please click here to purchase yourself some Tay Flamethrowers.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Richard Wheatley Rod Carriers

Tay Salmon Fly now has Richard Wheatley Rod Carriers in stock on our website.

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Blue Charm Salmon Fly


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Stenton Shrimp Salmon Fly

A great pattern for the late summer throughout the autumn. This pattern is named after the middle beat on the murthly estate water.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tay Flamethrower Salmon Fly

Here's a picture of one of our deadly creations the Tay Flamethrower. We started fishing with prototypes of this fly in 2009 and has instant success and it has now became a firm favourite with many anglers.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Salmon Fishing On The Fly


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Here's 4 year old Hayden Ritchie about to land a salmon on the fly with the help of Murthly 2 Beat Ghillie Mr Tony Black

Monday, 19 August 2013

Salmon Fishing Trip On The River Tay With Tay Salmon Fly Part 1

This week we have been out chasing the River Tay salmon with our deadly flies. We had booked on the Murthly 1 Beat with Ghillie Donald Tritton. After the morning meet and greets we were allocated our pools for the morning. I made my way to the "well" with my trusty MacKenzie DTX and my favourite summer fly the Executioner. On my 5th cast I hooked a spirited fish which was swiftly landed and it was a coloured hen salmon of around 7lbs.
After quickly releasing  the salmon I went back into the pool and shortly afterwards I was in to another salmon this one was slightly bigger at around 9lbs and was swiftly returned.
The rest of the morning failed to produce any further action to we returned to the hut for lunch. During lunch the sun came out and was rather bright so I decided not to fish the afternoon session and save the efforts for the evening..........

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Fly Fishing For Atlantic Salmon On The Lower River Tay Scotland




Mr Graham Fyfe has been doing pretty well recently fishing on the Lower Tay, Near Perth, Scotland. This is a small selection of some of Grahams fish which have been taken on a Gold Bodied Willie Gunn.

Friday, 16 August 2013

The Usual Shrimp Salmon Fly

After seen the old Scandinavian pattern The Usual, I had the idea in my head of turning it in to a shrimp fly pattern, I played with a few materials until I was happy with the final product. The Usual Shrimp was born.
Since I introduced this fly to a few of my fishing friends it has taken quite a few fish for them, their main like for the fly is its ability to tempt the bigger fish.
Off all the reports that I've had back about the fly for anglers the average size of salmon landed on the fly is 17lbs.
I have a few more new patterns that are in testing at the moment and hope to have them available soon. 

To purchase some Usual Shrimps please click here

The Usual Shrimp Is Tied On Doubles By Request.


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Speycasting For Atlantic Salmon On The Dunkeld House Beat, River Tay, Scotland

Here a nice salmon landed on the Dunkeld House beat of the River Tay. This salmon was caught by Mr Simon Furniss who runs the fishing on the beat on one of our Cascader Salmon Flies that we tied especially for him.


Contact Details

Dunkeld House Fishings
The Smithy
High Street
Newmilns
Ayrshire KA 16 9EE
Simon Furniss: 07736 379104
Jim Ferrie: 07748 304486

Dunkeld House

Location

Middle Tay, 2 miles above Dunkeld Bridge

Summary

5 year average catch: 146 salmon and grilse
2 miles double bank fishing, 14 pools
1 hut, disabled access
Price range: £30 - £100 per rod/day for bank tickets £45 - £125 per rod/day for boat tickets

Description

Dunkeld House Fishings is one of the most scenic beats on the Middle Tay. Situated immediately above Dunkeld's Old Tay Bridge, the beat boasts 14 named pools, with fishing available on both banks.
Water conditions permitting, two boats and 2 ghillies work the beat, offering every type of Salmon Fishing for our guests' enjoyment. Our beat is attached to Hilton Hotel's Scottish flagship hotel, Hilton Dunkeld House, from where a short stroll in the morning leads to our fishing hut.
We can offer tuition for the novice and informative advice on flies/lures/lines etc for more experienced anglers.
We can accommodate up to eight anglers daily on the beat, with up to two rods in each boat (harling, spinning or bait fishing). For safety reasons we feel that only one person can fly-fish from the boat at a time. The use of both banks allows the angler access to uncongested water even in lower water conditions.
To see the Dunkeld House Fishings website click here
IMPORTANT: We let two types of tickets on this beat:
BANK - Fishing is fom the bank only with no ghillie supplied unless you elect to pay for one separately.
BOAT - Fishing has to be booked for two people fishing in the same boat. If only one person wants to fish, he still has to pay for both rods to cover the cost of the ghillie and boat provided. For safety resaons we do not recommend that more than one person fly fishes from the boat at the same time.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Atlantic Salmon Fishing On The River Beauly Scotland

Here's Mr Douglas Campbell with his 2nd salmon for his trip to the River Beauly. This Salmon weighed 12lbs and was caught on one of our Usual Shrimp Salmon Flies.
Since I introduced the salmon fishing world to the Usual Shrimp it has went from strength to strength will success all over the country. Most notably is seems to attract the bigger fish with the average size of salmon caught in it so far is around 17lbs. (based on photos, reports that I get back from the fishers) The biggest fish reported back on it so far was a magnificent 24lber landed by Mr Allan Rennie