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This is an amazing picturesque salmon fishing scene from the middle area of the famous River Tay between the Perthshire towns of Pitlochry & Dunkeld. The river is running a bit higher than normal in this shot but to my eye it looks a certainty there's a salmon holding at the inside edge of this heavy stream just to left left of the salmon fly fisher's elbow and about 30 yards downstream. Do you see the salmon lie? To my osprey eye it's as clear as daylight.
Here's a group of young French tourists being taken out salmon fishing for the day on the River Tay near Dunkeld. This shot was taken during early June and the Tay Valley was looking at its absolute best. I was on boat engine duties that day so had the pleasure of capturing the moment.
A perfectly equipped and arranged salmon fly box like this could only be owned by a professional! Look at the perfect single hooked tube fly selection on the left hand side which comprises of the 'Copperass' & 'Jock's Shrimp' fly patterns. Even a couple of different strength spare monofilament leaders are there just in case needed.
This young lady was part of a family fishing day on the River Tay and was shocked when this lovely Summer salmon took her fly at the March pool on the Kinnaird Beat of the River Tay near Pitlochry. Her mum, father & brother will also never forget witnessing the capture of this fine fish on the fly rod with all the added excitement a buckled fly rod brings.
Here's Jock Monteith with a party of new salmon fishers delivering some Spey casting tuition at the start of their fishing day. This photograph was taken at the neck of the Mike's Run salmon pool which is the last pool on the River Tummel before the Tummel meets the River Tay 300 yards downstream of this position.
Here's another perfect fly caught Summer salmon from the River Tay in Perthshire. This was one of 4 perfect fish landed that day and this one was caught during the evening around 7.30pm. Another bigger salmon followed which fought into darkness before being finally landed after this one was returned.

How To Fly Fish For Salmon In Scotland

When you book a professional Scottish salmon fishing guide you will be taught how to fly fish with a double handed salmon fly rod and other important fishing skills.

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How To Fly Fish For Salmon In Scotland

Where can I learn to fly fish in scotland

If you want to learn how to fly fish for salmon in Scotland book a professional salmon guide who will teach & fine tune each essential component of the traditional Scottish Spey cast so you understand the logic behind the lift, swing, anchor point & power stroke. Once you have a thorough understanding of the above Spey cast components then you'll be able to self analyse & self adjust (when required) your own performance until the cast becomes second nature. Your professional salmon guide will also teach you other important salmon fishing skills that are vital for success in this fantastic traditional Scottish rural pursuit in addition to providing all of the required salmon fishing equipment (incl. chest waders, life jackets & waterproof jackets).

What Other Salmon Fishing Skills Are Important To Learn

Once a basic degree of competence has been mastered with a double handed salmon rod then the other skills required are primarily riverbank movement & how to react to the take from a salmon. Riverbank movement while salmon fishing is vital for results as it is effective water coverage that eventually positions your fly in front of a fish during the fishing day. Once you reach that point where a salmon takes your fly it is important to know exactly how to make the take count by hooking the salmon correctly. Many salmon hooking opportunities are squandered in Scotland each year by fishers who don't know how to convert the salmon take into a landed salmon. 

Where To Fish For Salmon Effectively In Scotland

Our renowned 'quality assured' guided salmon fishing service is provided on the 4 main big Scottish salmon rivers; Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed. These 4 major salmon rivers are safer for good fishing conditions than the hundreds of smaller & shallower Scottish rivers that are much more 'recent' rainwater dependent. The River Tay is the most reliable of all as this famous Scottish salmon river has the added benifit of a huge multiple-loch fed headwater catchment that maintains steady water levels throughout the fishing season even during the most low rainfall periods. The above 4 major rivers also benefit from extensive fishing seasons spanning from the earliest opening date of 15 January (Tay) through to the latest closing date of 30 November (Tweed).

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