Information for the Fly Fisherman
In this section, I hope to publish items
of general fly fishing interest. The items included will naturally reflect my experience of
fly fishing in
Scotland and may be of some interest to those in other parts of the fly fishing world.
Extracts from my
fishing log, together with fly fishing-related
photographs will give a flavour of the
fishing here. I will try to include as much information as I can on
to fish in Scotland, concentrating on those rivers and lochs which are open to the average
fly fisherman through
the purchase of a season, weekly or day permit - the type of waters which I have always
I will also illustrate my favourite
list some of the
fishing books which I have enjoyed and found useful, describe the origins and
development of the
. I will include a
salmon recipes and keep an eye open for interesting
web sites to pass on.
Please visit from time to time as I will try to add items
fairly regularly. That's the plan anyway!
FLY FISHING SIDELINES
In this section I hope to publish
items of interest to the fly fisher, based on my experience of fly fishing in
Scotland. Please visit from time to time as I intend to add items on a regular
Places to Fish - Fly Fishing in Scotland
I list here information on
the fly fishing waters of Scotland which I have fished over a number of years. I
list only rivers and lochs where the fishing is predominantly natural i.e. fly
fishing waters containing a wild, indigenous stock of game fish, including brown
trout, sea trout, salmon and grayling.
Fishing Photos - Fly Fishing Pictures
Photographs I have taken over the
years of fish and fishing places, relating mainly to fly fishing in Scotland.
Tight Lines - Fly Fishing Stories
A series of extracts from my
fishing log. Fishy stories! Fly fishing for trout, salmon and sea trout in
The Fly Box - New Fly Fishing Flies
Fly fishing flies and fly tying.
For the fisherman/tyer who likes to
try something new, I will list here flies which I have found worth trying as a
change from the traditional favourites. To begin, I describe the origins and
development of the NEEDLE FLY, which I devised to tempt late
night sea trout (sewin) on the River Earn in Perthshire.
Fishing Knots - Fly Fishing Knots
A series of fly fishing knots.
How to tie fishing knots for
all fly fishing situations.
A Good Read - Fly Fishing Books
A review of fishing books which I
A selection of salmon recipes
from top Scottish chef, Nick Nairn.
Fishing Links - Fly Fishing Sites
Links to fishing websites which I
have found useful.
places to fish
fly fishing articles