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  2. FlySpoke
    04-05-2015 08:58 AM
    Logan, your two hand skills must be sharp. This is big water and requires a sink tip line or floater with poly leaders. Let me know if you need help with the casting.
  3. FlySpoke
    04-05-2015 08:57 AM
    Hey Logan,

    September is a great month to be in Scotland, If I were going I would book water on the lower Tay in the just up river from Perthshire(Perthsher) and Scone(Skune). The late summer and autumn runs are large with bright fish up to 30 pounds. A wonderful beat is run by head Gille Robert White. It is in Stanley and called Benchil(BenKill). you can book through Fish Pal. They set you up for a morning session and then rotate for the afternoon. They let you fish as late as you want on the side of the river where you park. The lower section is best for that as access of the entire beat is available. This is pricey fishing but the best there is at that time. Let me know how you make out and if you need another option. The fish in the late summer do not travel to the headwaters. They start to collect in the lower river starting in late August and travel up the Almond and Isla. (Almon) (I-la)
  4. logan
    04-04-2015 09:03 PM
    Hi William,

    A couple of years ago you gave me some great info on fishing in Scotland in the Spring. I just booked a trip for the last week of Sept and first week of Oct and am hoping you wouldn't mind sharing some advice for good places in the fall. I will be flying into Inverness but have not settled accommodations yet.

    Thanks in advance,

  5. jmcg
    02-02-2013 01:13 PM
    Hey William--we never did get together last year. Maybe this year. I've made a couple of trips to the Swift lately. Very strange fishery, but fun.
    My position was eliminated a few weeks ago, so I have time on my hands.

    John McGranaghan
  6. rwabdu
    01-25-2013 11:14 PM
    Hi William, I love your blog, and I have been trying to tie some of your patterns from youtube. My favorite from you is the little black caddis. I found that I could get them to sit better by putting a little bit of calf tail on the top like seen in a ausable bomber and other flies. they always seem to land right side up. what do you think? http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/...ps221cdac7.png

  7. Mountain Angler
    12-14-2012 12:27 PM
    Mountain Angler
    Not sure what Patrick had in mind, but if he will provide the hotel I will the location. Maybe we could have a day of tying at the shop some weekend in Jan or Feb always looking for guest tiers. We have a group that tie every Sat morning, but maybe we could do something special. You can email me bill@northcountryangler.com or call me 356-6000
  8. FlySpoke
    09-23-2012 08:32 PM
    Hey Nate, good to hear from you. The TFO is a great choice. The main reason is that it is not a fast action rod. A big problem with having one rod that will do nymphing with light tippet and also used for swinging streamers is that the nymphing part suffers because you can not land the fish due to the reverse action of the tip top on the leader when the fish goes the other way at the same time.

    I just received a 4 weight TFO 11 foot switch that I will use as a swinging rod for rivers like Andro, Magaloway, Pemi and the like. I have lined it with a 375 grain 19 foot head Rio Integrated Skagit. This rod can also be lined with a short head Scandi line for the nymphing aspect.

    If you want to have a switch that is going to work well on steelhead as well as larger fish on Andro then I would go with at least a 6 weight.
  9. natefish
    09-23-2012 02:20 PM
    Hey William,

    I was wondering if you could give me some advice on a switch rod purchase. I'm looking for a rod that will work well for the Andro, but also salmon and steelhead. Ideally this rod would be able to throw streamers but also work well for dead drift nymphing. In looking around I was thinking about going with the TFO deer creek series switch rod in either the 6wt or 7wt. From there I am wondering if my Orvis Battenkill 2 large arbor reel for a 7-8-9 wt would work for the 7 wt, or even the 6wt spey rod. Is it possible to get a line that will work well enough for swinging streamers but also drifting nymphs? I spoke with Pat Ard about this and he told me he recently purchased a ten foot 7wt that he feels he can use well as a nymphing rod but also spey cast with if need be. He went with this to simplify the complexity of line and reel selection. So I guess I have no idea where I should go from here as I have never spey fished before. Let me know what you think.

  10. Statler
    07-25-2012 09:02 PM
    Atlantic Salmon are the flowers of The Matane!

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    I love fly fishing and spend a great deal of time learning the skills necessary to make the catch.
    Ocean Side Of New Hampshire
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