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Dull but so very good
Turkey or not turkey? I always wanted to tie or acquire some traditional Dumfriesshire Brown Turkey salmon flies and try them on the Nith. The reason I haven’t is it is like choosing to wear a brown suit. It is at the end of the day just a little bit dull to dress in brown (albeit with a splash of yellow and red which I guess might equate to a tie or ‘fancy’ evening shirt).
However the Brown Turkey works for the fish that count (Atlantic salmon if you are new to this blog which is eleven years old this month – just had to get that in!). And it is a marked efficacy as attested by the man who got me started on the whole Nith adventure, way back in 2002, Brian Fratel. And appears in the printed page of the main illustration here.
What could be more fun than a 28lb salmon on a BT? A 28lb salmon? You heard. Caught two weeks ago on the Nith at Dumfries tidal stretch the Wee Green.