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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.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Where To Fish For Sewin / Sea Trout In Wales - Tay Salmon Fly

The big Sewin keep on coming, here's a superb 10lb+ sewin / sea trout landed by Mr Rene Alleyne from the Golden Grove Beat of the River Towy, Wales.


The Golden Grove Estate is aptly named as it is the most stunningly beautiful place to fish. Overlooked by romantic castle ruins along its length the Towy valley is actually quite wide here, comprising rich pasture interspersed with occasional traditional farmsteads. There is abundant bird and other wildlife as the river is well away from any main roads.

Formerly in the hands of Earls of Cawdor for generations, the Estate is now under new ownership and completely new management. A number of improvements have been carried out to improve access and the fishing, to include the purchase of Lord Dynveors water, and rods are now being strictly limited on each beat. A full time ghillie is employed to show rods the fishing and generally assist. One to one guides can be provided if required.

The fishery comprises some seven beats and extends to over nearly fourteen miles of double bank fishing.
On the whole vehicular access is excellent, often using the disused railway, and any walking is generally along grass banks and pasture.
The top four beats are considered the prime fishing and are available to let. They rotate on a daily basis which changes at 0700 hrs. Rods are strictly limited on these and you are spoilt for choice as to where to fish. The lower three beats are currently let to angling associations etc.

Wading is required for night fishing and can be quite deep. However access down to the riverside is usually very easy and the wading is generally excellent, being on wide open water on a shingle base, although there can be odd larger stones and rocks, and occasional mud banks. At summer levels one can usually wade across the river at selected places. A ghillie is employed to show rods the fishing and generally assist. One to one guides can be provided if required.

Beats 1 and 2 are fished on a daily rotation.

Beat 1: Glanyrafon
Beat 1 - Glanyrafon, runs from Llandeilo Bridge down to Pentrecwn Farm. With Dynevor Castle on the skyline, it is approximately 2.75 km long and contains some nine pools including the Dragons Head. It has a formidable reputation for producing large sewin.
A beat map for Glanyrafon can be found here
Beat 2: Cilsan
Beat 2 - Cilsan (pronounced 'Cilsane') continues for approximately 3.25km down to Cilsan Bridge. This beat also includes what was previously Lord Dynevors water and so is now all double bank. It contains the Whistle Pool, argued by some to be the best pool on the upper half of the river, and several classic long glides protected by good tree cover such as the Flats and College Pool.
A beat map for Cilsan can be found here here

Beats 3a & 3b: Ro-Fawr beats
Beats 3a and 3b are fished on a daily rotation.

Beat 3a - Upper Ro-Fawr and Beat 3b - Lower Ro-Fawr.
These are situated on Ro-Fawr Farm where excellent accommodation is available here
Upper Ro-Fawr is just over 2km long. It contains seven main pools, of which the best known is probably the Stakes, another classic glide that runs for several hundred yards.
Lower Ro-Fawr, is approximately 1.3km long and similarly has seven pools and good numbers of fish lie under the trees growing along the disused railway embankment.

Beat map for the Ro-Fawr beats can be found here here

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Salmon Fishing In Wales - Tay Salmon Fly

The Day After Landing His Cracking Sewin, Berwyn Landed This 12lb Sea Liced Springer From The River Towy. Great Start To Your Season Sir.

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Where To Catch Large Sea Trout / Sewin In The United Kingdom - Tay Salmon Fly

The big Sewin keep on coming, here's a superb 14lb 6oz sewin / sea trout landed by Mr Berwyn Morris from the Golden Grove Beat of the River Towy, Wales.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Where To Fish In Wales - Tay Salmon Fly

The big Sewin keep on coming, here's a superb 12lb sewin / sea trout landed by Mr Rene Alleyne from the Golden Grove Beat of the River Towy, Wales.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Fishing For Sewin / Sea Trout In Wales - Tay Salmon Fly

Here's a superb 15lb sewin / sea trout landed by Mr Rene Alleyne from the Golden Grove Beat of the River Towy, Wales.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Where To Catch Sewin / Sea Trout - Tay Salmon Fly

Here's Mr Berwyn Morris with a superb 12lb Sewin / Sea Trout from the Golden Grove Beat on the River Towy in Wales.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Willie Gunn Flamethrower Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Willie Gunn Flamethrower Tied On A Gold Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How Do I Tie / How To Tie A Kinermony Killer Flamethrower Salmon Fly - Salmon Fly Dressing - Tay Salmon Fly

 Using White Thread tie in a Yellow Hackle as a skirt.
 Orange and Yellow Bucktail mixed as a tail.
 Add 2 strands of Pearl Krystal Flash.
 Black Floss for the body.
 Tie in an Orange Hackle.
 Tie in Black Bucktail back to the same length as the tail.
 Tie in a Teal Blue Hackle.
 Add Jungle Cock on both sides.
 Catch in a single strand of Pearl Krystal Flash and Whip Finish the thread to finish and varnish.
 Wrap the Pearl Krystal Flash around the tacky varnish to create the Pearly Head.
The Finished Head.

Kinermony Killer Flamethrower Tied On A Silver Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Kinermony Killer Flamethrower Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Kinermony Killer Flamethrower Tied On A Silver Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

Red Flamethrower Tied On A Silver Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Flamethrower Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

Orange Flamethrower Tied On A Silver Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Dee Toucan Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

A Full Batch Of Dee Toucan's That Were Tied For An Order Recently.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Dee Toucan Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Dee Toucan Salmon Fly Tied On A Fulling Mill Magni Silver Double Hook.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Scottish Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

 

Yellow Flamethrower Tied On A Nickle Black Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Flamethrower Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

Orange Flamethrower Tied On A Nickle Black Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Scottish Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

Red Flamethrower Tied On A Nickle Black Fulling Mill Magni Double Hook

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Green Highlander Flamethrower Style Salmon Fly - Tay Salmon Fly

Was just playing about with colour combinations last night and tied this Green Highlander Flamethrower Style. I didn't bother including flash and Jungle Cock at the moment as it was just a curiosity tying. Any thoughts on it as a colour combination?

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Flies - Tay Salmon Fly

Here is a wee selection of our Gold Bodied Willie Gunn Salmon Flies, These flies are tied on approx 15mm plastic tubing with a large brass cone on the front.
This deadly pattern will bring you success throughout the season and can be fished with confidence.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Salmon Flies For All Season - Tay Salmon Fly

Here is a wee selection of our Cascade Piggy Salmon Flies, These flies are tied on approx 15mm plastic tubing with a large brass cone on the front.
This deadly pattern will bring you success throughout the season and can be fished with confidence.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Scottish Salmon Flies - Tay Salmon Fly




One of our favourite and best selling flies the Long Tailed Arndilly Fancy.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Fly Tying Hints And Tips - Doubling A Hackle - Tay Salmon Fly






I had a request for some images on how to double a hackle.

1:- Tie in your hackle tip first, then trim the tip of the feather with your scissors.

2:- Fold the feather back over itself, catch in with a turn or 2 of thread.

3:- Wynd the hackle around until its pointing towards you.

4:- Hold the feather firmly at the base and stroke the feathers all in the one direction backwards.

5:- Wynd on the hackle as normal, catch in with a few turns of thread, then cut of the rest of the feather.

6:- Tidy up the odd loose bit of feather with the thread.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Yellow/Red Pot Bellied Pig Fly Dressing Step By Step - Tay Salmon Fly















Step By Step Fly Dressing For The Yellow & Red Pot Bellied Pig Conehead Salmon Fly.

Materials Required:-

Red Bucktail
Red Krystal Flash
Pearl Krystal Flash
Red Boar
Red Hackle
Red Glister Sparkle Dubbing
Oval Gold Tinsel
Yellow Hackle
Jungle Cock
Gold Eumer Cone