Thursday, 17 May 2012

Im Moving Home

I am moving my fly shop and blog onto a new platform. I will no longer be updating this blog. See you on the other side.!!

Macdonald Salmon Flies

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Big Rio Grande Sea Trout for Dee McColgan

Dee McColgan had fantastic trip to the famous Rio Grande, landing some very large Sea Trout, including this beauty of 26lb, taken on a Heather's Shrimp conehead. 

I must admit I didn't have a clue if my shrimps would work on Rio Grande, but Dee was pretty insistent. I guess he won that debate!!!!!!!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tyne Springers for Calvin's Shrimp

Jenny Cooper and Jim Temple with a couple of cracking Tyne Springers caught on Calvin's Shrimps, tied by my young apprentice Steve Wellard! Jennys was about 15lb and Jims maybe a bit heavier. I understand Calvin's Shrimp has taken a few more Tyne fish this season. Good news!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Monkey Business

 The Monkey has quickly established itself as a spring favourite throughout Scotland and has, once again, being chalking up more than its share of springers in the early season. Diver Dave hit the jackpot on opening day on the Dee, landing three at Invery on a Monkey I had made for him in return for sorting out my waders- a good deal all round.    Diver Dave's Wader Repair

As night follows day, patterns evolve and variants emerge; its all part of the fun of fly tying. Alan Greene has been pulling a few out of the Tummel at Portnacraig on his tying of the  Tummel Monkey. This is a variant created by our pal Donnie Whiteford, who based it on the Orange Rapala. Donnie is now based at the excellent Garynahine Estate on the Isle of Lewis 

Ill let Alan's pics tell the story. The fish were 10lb, 14lb and 15lb. 

These are available in the shop. I also have a supply of Loop tube doubles to go with them.