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Here's half a dozen ready to go salmon fly rods for our guided salmon fishing guests. We supply all of the required salmon fishing equipment for our visiting salmon anglers who wish to travel light to the 4 big Scottish salmon river destinations; Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed.
Look at this for perfect seasonal preparation! Here's ten of one of the most deadly salmon fly patterns I've had the honour to create. This is the 'Jock's Shrimp' salmon fly which is a fantastic salmon attractor and especially between late August and mid October on the River Tay in Perthshire.
This black, red & gold Toby 'Salmo' lure has copper on the other side and is a superb salmon attractor through the Summer & Autumn months. I've personally caught many salmon on this 'Salmo' lure colour whether its been spun from the riverbank or trolled from the traditional Tay salmon boat.
Here's a rare glimpse into Jock Monteith's personal Wheatley aluminium salmon fly box showing a few of his own salmon fly preferences such as The Sliver Stoat, The Copperass, The Tay Raider, The Park Shrimp & The Jock's Shrimp which are his top 5 productive salmon flies of all time.
I've always had an obsession with fishing kit since my early childhood days and that obsession hasn't gone away. Look at these reels and salmon flies all getting dried out after a day on the river before getting stored away again.
Here's a fantastic display of River Tay spin fishing weaponry! Here's what you are seeing in this photograph; 28g ABU Toby, 30g ABU 'Salmo' Toby, Vision Oneten and the Rapala Scatter rap. All of these (and in these exact colours) are consistently solid lures for catching River Tay salmon on.

How To Catch Salmon In Scotland

Useful information on how to catch salmon on the rivers in Scotland with details of the type of rods, lures & flies that work best.

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How To Catch Salmon In Scotland

What salmon fishing tactics are used in Scotland

The 2 main salmon fishing tactical approaches on the salmon rivers of the UK are fly fishing and spin fishing. Both tactical approaches require skill & understanding with the objective being quality water coverage over the full course of the salmon fishing day as this is the key to optimising your chances of success in this fascinating rural pursuit.

What length of salmon fly Fishing rods are used in Scotland

The fly rods that are typically used are double handed Spey or Shooting Head actioned 14ft to 16ft rods paired usually with 8/9 to 10/11 weight floating lines. Sinking tips between 5ft - 15ft in type 1.5' ips, 3' ips & 6' ips (inch per second) are usually also required and a selection of salmon flies in different sizes from large 1 inch to 2 inch tube flies for bigger colder water conditions to smaller single or double hooked flies in typically size 11s to size 7s for the more normal warmer water conditions experienced throughout the fishing season. Some of the best proven salmon fly patterns are the Orange Allys, Silver Stoat, Copperass, Jock's Shrimp & Yellow and Orange, Park Shrimp and the Cascade.

What length of salmon spin fishing rods are used in Scotland

Spin fishing rods are typically 8ft to 10ft in length and should be paired with a matching sized fixed spool reel with monofilament or braided line of between 15lbs to 35lbs test breaking strain. The best proven salmon lures are black bodied flying C's with silver or copper No 2 blades (18gm -25gm), Toby Salmo 30gms in sliver &/or copper or the black, holographic gold, red & copper version, Vision Oneten in champagne gold (or Viper Tiger red) & regular Tobys in 18gm or 28gm in silver or copper are all consistent takers of salmon throughout the season.

Where to learn how to salmon fish in scotland

In Scotland it is possible to book a professional salmon fishing guide who will supply all of the above equipment in addition to chest waders, waterproof jackets, life jackets and the required salmon fishing tactical tuition on one of the famous Scottish prime salmon fishing river venues (Tay, Dee, Spey or Tweed). If you're new to Scottish salmon fishing or in need of fine tuning there's no better way for advancing your knowledge & success in this sport than to spend a day with a professional salmon guide.  Follow the link for information on hiring a salmon fishing guide in Scotland.



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