On the River Tay which is Scotland's largest salmon river it is vital that you come prepared with the correct salmon fishing kit levels.
On the River Tay which is Scotland's largest salmon river it is vital that you come prepared with the correct salmon fishing kit levels. The Tay is also the deepest river in Scotland so sink tips of varying densities are important for sinking your fly to the appropriate depth in the water column while fly fishing. A full floating lines which might be fine on the shallower Scottish rivers are of no real use on the Tay. If you're booking a professional River Tay salmon guide he will make sure all of the correct kit is there for you including the appropriate sinking tips.
On a guided River Tay salmon fishing experience only 'career tried & tested' salmon flies and lures are used. A professional Tay ghillie is able to deter through years of riverbank knowledge, observation and experience what lures and flies work best. This is the level of effectivemess a guided River Tay salmon fishing guest receives as salmon are often much more fussy than what many anglers give them credit for. Learning how to effectively fish a big river like the Tay is also very important as a fairly static fishing approach is a complete waste of time.
There are many different salmon fishing skills that are important if you want consistent success in this sport. Many new salmon fishers start their salmon fishing education with a casting lesson so they can use the double handed salmon fly rods well enough to deliver a reasonable length of line to the river. Casting a fly rod is however one of many different salmon fishing skills that are important for success as there's much more to this sport than most new salmon fishers are aware of. A professional guide will teach & fine tune all of these necessary salmon fishing skills from riverbank movement, salmon fly selection, how to set the hook, how to play a salmon and how to land & release a salmon.
A professional Scottish salmon fishing guide's career based insight into what colours of salmon fly work best and when to use them.
Professional Scottish salmon guide career advice on the most effective River Tay salmon fly patterns that have accounted for thousands of salmon.