On some of the big Scottish salmon rivers it is possible to spin fish under certain water conditions. The River Tay allows spin fishing at all times.
Most spinning rods that are used on the River Tay are 10ft in length (give or take a foot). This is your very measure to make life easy for you and moving one rod length with every cast throughout the entire course of the fishing day will allow you to effectively cover a vast amount of water. It is this precise water coverage that will sooner or later on the 'law of averages' position your spinning lure in front of a 'taking' salmon. Successful spin fishing for salmon takes skill & understanding and make no mistake about that fact. Book a professional River Tay salmon guide who will give you a firm grasp of exactly how to spin fish for salmon.
A very important aspect to understand when spin fishing for salmon is to know how to set your spinning reel clutch properly. When a salmon attacks a spinning lure it will not hold onto the lure the same way it will do with a lighter and softer salmon fly so an early effective hook set is vital or it will be a quick 'good bye' from the fish. Your spinning reel clutch needs to be set fairly firmly where 'only' a strong pull can remove line from the spool. This tightish initial clutch setting is vitally important for an early effective hook set. Once you know the hook has been set properly via good early pressure when the salmon takes your lure you can then loosen off the clutch a little bit to play the fish.