Peter Gathercole ties a wonderful salmon fly born on the prestigious Tulchan beat of the River Spey. Gillie John Anderson likes to tie the fly on a single hook, which he says produces a better hook-hold than a double.
Arthur Macdonald ties extravagant Muddler-style patterns and has developed alternative winged/Dabbler style patterns, known as Slappers. Living on the fringes of Lochaber country he has access to some beautiful and exciting lochs on the west coast of Scotland. His colour schemes reflect a predilection for black, clarets and other strong colours in this area. Tied by Peter Gathercole.
Dennis Moss, author of Trout From A Boat and Irish Rise, offers this classic Buzzer for the great Irish loughs. Dennis uses natural materials, rather than modern synthetics, and the result is a wonderfully imitative pattern that can be easily adapted with the addition of a badger hackle and wing to create an emerger.
An essential fly-dressing skill. Peter Gathercole demonstrates how to complete a whip finish by hand or with a tool.