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Born to fish forced to work and fish

Bouglés and a big grayling

Right at the end of last season I briefly (10 seconds) shook hands with a Nith salmon. The reel I was using that day was the one pictured right in this picture, a Bouglé 4in, attached to a ten foot … Continue reading

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Birghams come good

We all have our favourite Tweed beats. Mine, going from the top downstream, are Middle Ettrick, Sprogbank on the upper Tweed proper, Boleside, Bemersyde, Birgham Dub, Lower Birgham and Tillmouth. Anyway I was pleased to see that some early season rod-bending action has … Continue reading

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Big three off the mark

It has been a fairly quiet opening to the Scottish salmon season on the Tay, and the Dee and Tweed kicked off yesterday with odd fish on the Tweed (just a 7lb springer on the Whiteadder posted on Fishpal for … Continue reading

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Video: Atlantic Salmon in Russia on the Belousiha River

Originally posted on The Venturing Angler:
Atlantic Salmon in Belousiha river, Kola. from TFF – Two Fly Fishermen on Vimeo. A new video from Two Fly Fishermen features the pursuit of Belousiha River Altantic salmon in Russia. From the filmmaker:…

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Tay off the mark

An opening day springer on Tayside Continue reading

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The hook-up’s the crema

I wistfully turned around at the end of 3 days on the Nith last week. I had barely seen a fish with the river at summer low (well, I’d seen 5 or 6 actually). Then, on the last morning, we … Continue reading

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Epic in Iceland

Neil Bryson once provided sterling multiple grilse-catching backup on a memorable Trout and Salmon trip to Islay and has also for years been a fellow rod in my Closeburn Castle group on the Nith. He kindly allowed my father to catch his first-ever salmon while fishing … Continue reading

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