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.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Templedog Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

A batch of Orange/Red Templedog Style salmon flies that we have recently tied up for a ghillie on the River Tay.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Cauld Pool - The Lees Beat - River Tweed - Scotland

Looking up the famous Cauld Pool on the Lees Beat of the River Tweed.

The Lees beat is a two mile horseshoe of the river Tweed around Coldstream. There are famous pools such as the Temple Pool and the Cauld Stream, as well as the almost equally (at times) prolific Learmouth Stream, Back of the Wall, Glide, Bags, Annay and several other smaller pools. The Lees beat is well situated in the river as it is accessible to fish in low water and one of the first beats where fish hold up when the river is consistently high.

The Lees has split ownership between the owners and a family trust, but is fished as one beat. Many weeks are let to one tenant for the whole week, but there are also half week and daily lets, the latter mainly in the spring and summer. In the months of June, July and August, for the most part two rods are let with the other two being retained by the owners who use them sparingly and often not at all, especially when the water is low and fishing space shortened. In addition, in June and July the local angling association is given access to the lower part of the beat, after 6pm only, to fish for salmon and sea trout.

The three boatmen, Malcolm Campbell, Paul Hume and Bruce Goodwin are hugely experienced and have been working at the Lees for many years, and 3 of the best ever years in terms of catches have come in the last 5 years when they have been the boatmen.

Please note that the owners reserve the Temple Pool on Saturdays, the Annay on weekdays from 1st September to 30th November, and the right to fish with one rod after 5pm throughout the season.


contact

Jane Douglas-Home
The Lees
Coldstream
Berwickshire
TD12 4LF

Telephone: 01890 882706
Mobile: 07597 487427
Email: theleesfishing@tweedbeats.com


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Upper Hendersyde Beat - River Tweed - Scotland

The Upper Hendersyde beat on the River Tweed is situated at Kelso in Roxburghshire immediately below the Junction beat and above the Sprouston beat. It comprises approximately one mile of double bank fishing with four excellent holding pool, Upper Winter Cast, Winter Cast, Mill Stream and Ferry. There are two boats on the beat and the fishing is for three rods.
There is a full time ghillie on the beat, Mr Ronnie McElrath, and his services are included in the rent. The beat is normally let by the week for a maximum of three rods. Occassionally, half weeks will be let.
The owner is a keen supporter of the Tweed Angling Code and Spring Conservation Measures, and consequently encourages all tenants to follow these guidelines.


Contact Details

Mark Merison
Merison Sporting
Oxhouse Farm
The Locks
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1QR
Tel: 01380 728592

Monday, 24 February 2014

Green Highlander Templedog Style Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

The Green Highlander Templedog is a great early season pattern, this salmon fly pattern travels well been a huge success especially in Norway, Russia and many rivers in Scotland.
This fly is tied on a 1.5" plastic tube

To purchase this pattern please click here 

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Usual Templedog Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Another great templedog style pattern from Scandinavia the usual has become increasing popular since tay salmon fly introduced the usual shrimp.
To purchase this pattern please click here

To check out our other salmon flies please click here

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Junction Shrimp Franc N Snaelda Salmon Fly - Tay 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

To purchase this pattern please click here

To check out our other patterns please check out our website

Friday, 21 February 2014

Willie Gunn Snaelda Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly



Willie Gunn Snaelda Salmon Flies Tied On Copper Tubes 1/2", 3/4" & 1"

 http://taysalmonfly.biz/products/228000--willie-gunn-snaelda-salmon-fly.aspx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Colonel Salmon Fly - Peter's Fancy - Tay Salmon Fly

This is a custom pattern that we are tying for a client

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Black and Chartreuse Salmon Tube Fly


The Black and Chartreuse tube fly is a good addition to any salmon fishers box

To purchase some of these deadly flies please click here

Monday, 17 February 2014

River Tay Salmon Fishing - Murthly Beat 1




Murthly Beat 1 is one of the best fly fishing waters on the Tay.
Murthly 1
Beat alternating as follows
2014
Low water on Mon, Wed, Fri
Top water on Tues, Thur, Sat

Both the Upper and Lower Beats mainly consist of swiftly flowing runs and pools which all have a good draw on them, ideal for the fly. Fly fishing is the preferred method of fishing unless the water is high.
These beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon seem to make their first stop in the Murthly area and so a fresh springer can always be expected. Then in the summer the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is usually a good head of fresh grilse and conditions are perfect for the fly. Then given a lift in the water big catches of back end fish can then be made in the autumn.
The beat is set among stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water. There is also a comfortable hut on each beat with full facilities.
Any booking less than 2 days prior should be made directly with Bidwells.


Contact Details

Morag Mill
Bidwells
5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
Email: morag.mill@bidwells.co.uk

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Murthly Dog Templedog Salmon Fly - River Tay Salmon Fishing

The Murthly Dog takes it's name from the Murthly Beat of the River Tay in Scotland where it has a fearsome reputation for taking fish during the spring, we do a different colour variation for the autumn fish.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Winsnes Fly Fishing lodge, Gaula River, Norway


Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge is owned by well known tv angler Matt Hayes and his wife Anne Marit. it is located on the banks of the Gaula river in Norway and has its own exclusive Fly Fishing Beat, known as Flaskholen. If you are looking to book fishing, go

A fly fishing lodge located in the Gaula valley offering top quality fishing on a prime fly beat. Fishing is exclusive and limited to guests of the lodge. Go to www.winsnes.info

Thursday, 13 February 2014

River Tay Salmon Fishing - River Tay Ghillie

1st Salmon Of The Murthly 2 Beat, River Tay, Scotland this season, this 12lb sea licer was landed this morning.

 

Description

Murthly Beat 2 is one of the best beats on the Tay. For fly fishing it has few equals. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and Stenton which are fished on alternate days.
2014:
- Top water on Mon, Wed, Fri
- Stenton on Tues, Thur, Sat
One pool, the Island Pool, is fished on all six days. Both the Upper Beat and Stenton mainly consist of swiftly flowing runs and pools which all have a good draw on them, making them ideal for the fly. Fly fishing is the preferred method of fishing unless the water is high.
These beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon seem to make their first stop in the Murthly area and so a fresh springer can always be expected. Then in the summer the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is usually a good head of fresh grilse and conditions are perfect for the fly. In low water conditions the Island Pool especially fishes wonderfully and is easily one of the best grilse pools on the Tay. Then given a lift in the water big catches of back end fish can then be made in the autumn.
The beat is set among stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water. There is also a comfortable hut on each beat with full facilities.
Any booking less than 2 days prior should be made directly with Bidwells.


Contact Details

Morag Mill
Bidwells
5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
morag.mill@bidwells.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Cascader Conehead Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

The Cascader Salmon Fly is a very good variation of the already very popular Cascade. The Cascader has a fritz body which increases the flies profile in the water and will no doubt create a bit of disturbance when it swings across the taken salmon in the pool


Monday, 10 February 2014

River Tay Salmon Fishing - Murthly Beat 2

Here's the fabulous Girnal Pool on the Murthly 2 Beat of the River Tay, Scotland.

The water levels were just a wee bit high for fishing but this is an amazing beat



Description

Murthly Beat 2 is one of the best beats on the Tay. For fly fishing it has few equals. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and Stenton which are fished on alternate days.
2014:
- Top water on Mon, Wed, Fri
- Stenton on Tues, Thur, Sat
One pool, the Island Pool, is fished on all six days. Both the Upper Beat and Stenton mainly consist of swiftly flowing runs and pools which all have a good draw on them, making them ideal for the fly. Fly fishing is the preferred method of fishing unless the water is high.
These beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon seem to make their first stop in the Murthly area and so a fresh springer can always be expected. Then in the summer the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is usually a good head of fresh grilse and conditions are perfect for the fly. In low water conditions the Island Pool especially fishes wonderfully and is easily one of the best grilse pools on the Tay. Then given a lift in the water big catches of back end fish can then be made in the autumn.
The beat is set among stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water. There is also a comfortable hut on each beat with full facilities.
Any booking less than 2 days prior should be made directly with Bidwells.


Contact Details

Morag Mill
Bidwells
5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
morag.mill@bidwells.co.uk

Sunday, 9 February 2014

River Tay Salmon Fishing - Murthly Beat 2

Here's the fabulous meetings pool on the Murthly 2 Beat of the River Tay, Scotland.

The water levels were just a wee bit high for fishing but this is an amazing beat


Description

Murthly Beat 2 is one of the best beats on the Tay. For flyfishing it has few equals. There are two separate beats the Upper Beat and Stenton which are fished on alternate days.
2014:
- Top water on Mon, Wed, Fri
- Stenton on Tues, Thur, Sat
One pool, the Island Pool, is fished on all six days. Both the Upper Beat and Stenton mainly consist of swiftly flowing runs and pools which all have a good draw on them, making them ideal for the fly. Fly fishing is the preferred method of fishing unless the water is high.
These beats fish well throughout the season. Many spring salmon seem to make their first stop in the Murthly area and so a fresh springer can always be expected. Then in the summer the grilse fishing can be first rate. There is usually a good head of fresh grilse and conditions are perfect for the fly. In low water conditions the Island Pool especially fishes wonderfully and is easily one of the best grilse pools on the Tay. Then given a lift in the water big catches of back end fish can then be made in the autumn.
The beat is set among stunning woodland scenery with impressive stands of mature Douglas Fir and other species giving the whole beat a very grand feel. There is one ghillie on the beat and one boat but much of the river can easily and safely be fished by wading, especially in low water. There is also a comfortable hut on each beat with full facilities.
Any booking less than 2 days prior should be made directly with Bidwells.


Contact Details

Morag Mill
Bidwells
5 Atholl Place
Perth PH1 5NE
Tel: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264morag.mill@bidwells.co.uk

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Spring Salmon Landed From The River Oich Of A Fly From Tay Salmon Fly

Mr Iain Lamont landed this 15lb " Springer " from the River Oich. Iain's fish was taken on a Ghillie Fly from Tay Salmon Fly.

This fish is a good entry for the Tay Salmon Fly biggest salmon landed on a fly from Tay Salmon Fly competition

Very well done Iain and thank you for the photo

Friday, 7 February 2014

Comet Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Here is one of my variations of the Comet Salmon Fly.

The Comet is normally tied on a tube fly but there is some lovely ways of tying this fly or various hooks. I personally like this version , tied shrimp style with the yellow tail and the other colours made up with the floss body and the colour matching hackles

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ness C Flamethrower Conehead Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Busy tying up a batch of these brilliant salmon flies for the website stock.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sunray Shadow Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Sunray Shadow tied with a highlander green under wing.

We sell these salmon flies on or website at a bargain price of £2 each and they come in a variety of different colours.

To purchase any of our Sunray Shadow's please click here

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Sunray Shadow Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Sunray Shadow tied with a red under wing.

We sell these salmon flies on or website at a bargain price of £2 each and they come in a variety of different colours.

To purchase any of our Sunray Shadow's please click here

Monday, 3 February 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Tay Salmon Fly

Happy 1st Birthday To Tay Salmon Fly

We would like to thank all our customers and followers for their custom and support over the past year. It's very much appreciated.

We're looking forward to a busy second year with some new patterns that have been getting tested the last few season's getting released. We will have more competitions running along with our biggest fish of the season 2014 competition.

Thanks again for your support

TaySalmonFly Team

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunray Shadow Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Sunray Shadow tied with a orange under wing.

We sell these salmon flies on or website at a bargain price of £2 each and they come in a variety of different colours.

To purchase any of our Sunray Shadow's please click here

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Opening Day 2014

Tight Lines to all fishing and ghillie's on the rivers that are opening today. Be safe and enjoy your fishing :-)