Monthly Archives: July 2013

Red Butt

Steffen Juhl of Salmon Junkies kindly said yesterday I could post this photo of the Red Butt salmon fly on HSA. I dunno there is just something about this fly that screams the essence of our sport. A bit of … Continue reading

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Very sad news from the Kola

I couldn’t let another day go by without mentioning the very sad news from Russia’s Kola Peninsula. First the 3 deaths on the Rynda helicopter, including two UK fishermen (Rupert Beaumont, 69, and friend), and now news that Umba camp … Continue reading

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Hmmm, that was nice ..

(Nith), but we didn’t catch owt.

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High on Criffell

The Nith being anchored to summer low and being on our less favoured beat 2 yesterday we took the chance to go hill walking down at the Nith estuary. To cut a long story short, after visiting New Abbey we … Continue reading

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Not complaining

Next week I am fishing the Nith. Despite some nice little rises of water in the past few days the mother of high pressure systems is now firmly stuck over us and barring a summer thunderstorm it will be morning … Continue reading

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Exactly 12 years ago

I caught these two Tweed fish at Tillmouth: A 3.5lb grilse on a single handed fly rod and a12lb salmon which took a Blair spoon I had just been trying off the side of the boat while the boatman rolled … Continue reading

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Zolotaya -The Golden River

A little film on small river tackle & techniques from Russia by Mikael Frödin.

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