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 or click on the link on the right hand side of the page.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Kinermony Killer Salmon Fly

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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

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
Ayrshire KA 16 9EE
Simon Furniss: 07736 379104
Jim Ferrie: 07748 304486

Dunkeld House


Middle Tay, 2 miles above Dunkeld Bridge


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


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 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Fly Fishing For Atlantic Salmon On The River Beauly

Here's Mr Douglas Campbell with a 6lb Salmon taken from the River Beauly. Douglas was testing one of our prototype flies when he hooked this salmon.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

River Forth Salmon Landed On The Fly

Here's a lovely 8lber landed from the River Forth by Mr George Portis, George caught his fish using a Tay Raider Salmon Fly. Well done George

Friday, 9 August 2013

Pearly Executioner Salmon Fly

Here's one of a batch of custom salmon flies that we tied for a client on single hooks.

If you require any patterns custom tied please drop us an email with your requirements.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Gold Bodied Willie Gunn Copper Tube Salmon Fly

Here's is a batch of 1 inch Copper Gold Bodied Willie Gunn salmon flies. The Gold Bodied Willie Gunn is up there with the best salmon catching flies in the world and a must have in various sizes throughout the season.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Black and Yellow Salmon Copper Tube Fly aka Tosh Salmon Fly

Here's a batch of Tay Salmon Fly black and yellow tube flies, these are also known as a Tosh Salmon Fly ready to be posted to a client who fishes the River Tweed, Scotland.
These flies are tied on 1 inch Copper Tubes and are a great pattern early and late season fished on 1" - 2" tubes depending on water conditions

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Salmon Fishing Scotland River North Esk

Here's Mr David Cargill with his lovely sea liced salmon that he caught on a private beat of the North Esk

Monday, 5 August 2013

Franc N Snaelda Salmon Fly

The Franc N Snaelda is the creation of Mr Sean Stanton, Ghillie on the ballogie beats on the River Dee, Scotland. The Franc N Snaelda is a cross between two of the best salmon flies in the last few years the Frances and the Snaelda. This pattern is proven hugely successful since its introduction to the salmon fishing world.

We now have the Franc N Snaelda in stock on our website in the colour combinations Red/Black & Yellow/Black.

To purchase the Red/Black version please click here

To purchase the Yellow/Black version please click here 

Fly Fishing For Salmon In Scotland

Here's a lovely fresh salmon landed by Mr Philip Black from the Murthly 2 beat of the River Tay. Philip's took this fish using one of our Tritton Shrimp Salmon Fllies

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Morphie Dyke Grilse Landed On The Fly

Here's a lovely sea liced grilse landed on the Morphie Dyke Beat of the North Esk by Mr Philip Black

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Ghillie Salmon Fly

We at Tay Salmon Fly are the only stockist for the original of Tony Black's Ghillie Salmon Fly. The Ghillie Fly is a cross between 2 of Tony's favourite flies, the Ally's Shrimp and the Munro Killer. This fly pattern is amongst the best fish catching patterns in the world and a must for any salmon angler fishing home of abroad.

To purchase some of these deadly Ghillie Flies please click here