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Andrew Gilmour

Dee / Don Spring Salmon Fly suggestions
« on: March 08, 2020, 21:27:56 PM »
Iím looking for some suggestions for Spring Salmon flies for the ADAA Dee and Don beats.

Presumably those dressed on copper tubes are the best bet for early season, high water conditions?

Thanks in advance

Sandy Nelson

Re: Dee / Don Spring Salmon Fly suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 05:03:37 AM »
Andrew

In spring I carry one salmon fly in my box, a gold bodied willie gunn tube. I have different weights and vary the density of black in the wing but they are all basically the same..
The gold, old school salar hooks improve the fly.
Never found a need for anything else, just vary the weight depending on the water flow rate.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

James Laraway

Re: Dee / Don Spring Salmon Fly suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 16:46:22 PM »
i like a monkey personally ..

Hamish Young

Re: Dee / Don Spring Salmon Fly suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 19:31:11 PM »
GBWG - as Sandy says  :z16
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Euan Innes

Re: Dee / Don Spring Salmon Fly suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 20:50:58 PM »
Sunrays in various colours, all light weight.
Stoats Tails and Blue Charms if the water is low. (Don't be afraid to go to a large double)
Willie Gunns, gold or not.
I prefer to get the line tip to take the fly down, not the weight of the tube.
Monkeys and Dee Sheep do well too, but not with me.
Above the desk that I am currently sitting at is the fly that I caught my first salmon. It is a 50mm Willie Gunn Waddington, tied by Sandy Harper. If I recall correctly, Sandy was from Helmsdale or Brora but I could be wrong. Willie Gunn, light Waddington = perfect!
If anyone remembers Sandy, can they fill in the blanks for me?
Thanks,

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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