Category Archives: Sea Trout

Teal Blue And Silver

Teal Blue And Silver

Teal Blue And Silver   The Teal Blue and Silver like all the others was first developed for loch fishing, it was as a fly for seat rout that it received great publicity. But it has remained popular with lake or loch anglers, with whom it still enjoys a certain reputation. While it is looked upon as a general pattern and should be used as such,many consider that because of its gay colouring it should be classified […]

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Black And Orange

black and orange

Black and orange   The Black and Orange fly seems to work best in its larger sizes. It has been responsible for the downfall of many big fish on the rivers of North Wales, and it fishes well on a sunk line when takes come at the Tail of a pool. It’s been used on the big reservoirs with excellent results and is often fished as a point fly in a team of three. When I have […]

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Heckham Peckham

heckham peckham

Heckham Peckham   William Murdoch, of Aberdeen, devised this now well-known fly, Heckham Peckham, which he first used for catching sea trout on the Scottish east Coast rivers. It is now a proven sea trout favourite throughout these islands, and not a bad trout fly. To be certain of a perfect pair of wings, make sure you cut your feather fibre from corresponding quills of the white tipped feather.   Dressing   Hook: Size 12, 10 or […]

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Kingfisher Butcher

kingfisher butcher

Kingfisher butcher   The Kingfisher Butcher is a great trout fly when fished on the point of a team of wets. I use it in sizes 14 and 12 in a light breeze, but in a higher wave a size 10 is better. I feel confident fishing it for rainbows or Browns in reservoirs or Scottish lochs, and I am told that it is an excellent sea trout fly and has the reputation of tempting the larger […]

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Peter Ross

peter ross

Peter Ross   This famous fly, the Peter Ross is an extremely popular and well known pattern, it was at one time regarded as the most killing lake fly throughout the country. This pattern was evolved in the early part of the century by one Peter Ross, an extremely competent fisherman who owned a small general store in Perthshire. No fly dresser himself, he is reputed to have taken a teal and red, a popular lake fly […]

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Silver Doctor

silver doctor

Silver Doctor   An excellent sea trout fly, the Silver Doctor, this slim down version has scored well on the Welsh Rivers. It seems to work best on a sinking line at night, and has been the downfall of known Big Fish resting in deep pools at times of low water. I also use it regularly on stillwaters and find the Rainbow trout quite attracted to it, I have use it on a sinking line and on […]

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Squirrel And Silver

squirrel and silver

Squirrel and silver   This Squirrel and Silver pattern was first shown to me by John McLellan at eyebrook and Pitsford in 1963. It was a good year for both rainbow and brown trout on these Waters. Bank tactics were to cast a long line (Silk in those days), allow the Lure to sink well down, and to make a steady retrieve. Later, it was found that the squirrel and silver worked well on other reservoirs, including […]

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Stoats Tail

stoats tail

Stoats tail If you are fishing for sea trout with the Stoat’s Tail and a salmon is about, it would take this fly in preference to any other – at least, that has been my experience with fishing shallow, clear Rivers. It is an excellent fly for sea trout in that hour as dusk approaches, when many anglers like to rest a pool. In fact, it has great all-round appeal and seems to work well on all […]

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Watsons Fancy

watsons fancy

Watson’s fancy  This fancy fly, Watsons fancy, invented by Donald Watson of Inverness, was originally intended for catching brown trout, and in this respect it as long as it’s worth on all the major Scottish lochs. It has also been favoured south of the border, and many well-known Reservoir men often have a Watson’s on the account. It is also one of the best sea trout flies I know, catching lots of fish in Ireland why being […]

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