Fishing

Tying a Midnight Flash Flu - Tube Fly
In recent years we have seen more and more fly tyers and anglers choosing to make use of heavier flash in the flies with great success. It seems like there is a solid link between these new designs and their...
Tying a Kursk 2.0 - Tube Fly
Here comes the Kursk fly 2.0 with the new interchangeable head system from MA. Leave 5mm of plastic tubing from the kit free, slide on a head and pierce a hole through the tube with a needle and you are...
Tying a Banana Plug Frances - Tube Fly
We love the Plug Frances style and there are so many ways to you can be creative to make them out of weighted materials. In this version we are using some old mono running line for feelers and tapering the...
Tying a Créme Brûlêe Plug Frances - Tube Fly
Plug Frances patterns has been proving very popular this summer 2021 even for Baltic Salmon and we have been experimenting a lot of different colour patterns, this one comes from the Créme Brûlêe pattern a little lesser known than others,...
Tying a Den Vanliga Mjörk (The Usual Dark) Tube Fly
By now Den Vanliga or The Usual is a well know and much loved pattern but the dark side brother Den Vanliga Mjörk "The Usual Dark" is a huge favourite in the north of Sweden. Not too dissimilar from a...
Tying a Podolsky Tube Fly
Steffen Juhl's Podolsky adapted into a tube fly. This is just a great pattern no questions asked. Put it on, hook a fish and hold on tight. In August 2013, in the same year Nick Steffens friend was killed, Steffen...
Tying a Langa Fancy - Hitch Tube Fly
We love hitch flies and one of the most iconic hitches has to be the Langa Fancy! Here it is our way tied as seen in Top Salmon Flies Volume 2. Watch the full length tying video here Buy the...
Tying a CB Willie Gunn - Tube Fly
Simply deadly, the original Willie Gunn is still a Salmon seductor with every season that passes. The gold body Willie Gunn is arguably the favourite but we really love this copper body willie gunn variant. With or without flash, it's...
Tying a Green Butt - Tube Fly
We are tying an absolute classic the Green Butt, this one is a soft hair winged tube version using Future Fly's excellent Mach II flatbraid to create a nice bright green butt. Excellent fly and one of our absolute favourites....
Tying a Viscount Frances - Tube Fly
A smaller take on a plug frances, the Viscount Frances is a dark olive like take showing some mint chocolate colours as many brits know and love the colours of a Viscount biscuits and a handy snack on the water....
Tying a Elsa - Tube Fly
Elsa is a pattern originally designed to blend the colours and look of a Blue Charm and a Black Sheep salmon flies, first fished in Jockfall on the Kalix river Sweden which resulted in a 30lb+ fish snatching the fly...
Tying a Lava Tail Shrimp Tube Fly
Material kit for Tying a Lava Tail Shrimp from Irish salmon fisher and fly tyer Denis O'Toole makes effective use of the hot orange hot yellow dip dye Opossum from Future Fly. This is a well loved pattern for Irish rivers that typically run a little dirty.
Tying a Black Ally Shrimp Tube
One of our favourite less usual variant of an ally shrimp, this pattern combines Alastair Gowans much loved creation with a Salmon classic the red butt. This article is part two of our two part step by step for this tying...
Tying a Black Ally Shrimp treble
One of our favourite less usual variant of an ally shrimp, this pattern combines Alastair Gowans much loved creation with a Salmon classic the red butt. This article is part one of our two part step by step for this tying a...
Tying a Den Vanliga Deluxe tube fly
We are tying a Den Vanliga Deluxe tube fly, aka The Usual, this is our super bright over the top version of The Usual tied big and with plenty of chartreuse fluorescent additions perfect for those early spring days especially...
Tying a Tummel Dog Tube Fly
We show you how to tie a Tummel Dog Tube Fly the perfect spring, high water with a little colour springer hunter! 
Tying the Ghosty Gunn tube fly
A silvery contrast variant on the classic Willie Gunn colours, swap out the black and gold for silver and grey and you've got the Ghosty Gunn. 
Lessons learned – adjusting your gameplan (part 2)
Low water – huge size   I love to fish small salmon rivers because many times you can observe the fish and their behavior. Either from fishing or just observing from higher ground you can watch and see if and...
Lessons learned – adjusting your gameplan (part 1)
I have to admit that I was never too analytic of my salmon fishing, more of a go-with-the-flow guy. But things change, especially when you get kids and get to spend way less time at the river. A skilful salmon...
Three single piece of advice for the upcoming season
Finally it’s that time of the year when it’s only a matter of weeks or days when Atlantic salmon season is about to start. Sure, some lucky ones might have already made a few casts in Scotland, but the majority...
Swinging flies or something else?
Swinging flies is probably the most popular method to fish for atlantic salmon. Cast across or bit downstream, and let the current swing your line and fly straight below you. Take couple of steps down and repeat. Easy, relaxing and...