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Trout

Trout rods

I can offer a number of trout fly rods in lengths, line weights and action. These include:

  • 8 ft 4 weight.
    A lovely delicate rod that will cast a dry fly or upstream nymph. It would make a lovely rod for a young angler, or for those who enjoy small streams and rivers.

  • 9ft and 9ft 6 inch, 5, 6 or 7 weight, 3 or 4 pieces.
    Middle to tip actioned rods – good for many applications. The 9′ #6 weight is probably one of the best rods I have ever fished with, and is extremely versatile.

  • 10ft, 10ft 6 inch, and 11ft, 6 or 7 weight, 3 or 4 pieces.
    These rods have a through action favoured by many and well-suited to loch-style fishing. The 10’6 and 11′ versions are extremely popular in the larger lochs of Scotland and Ireland. They have the power to reach distant fish and tame those large trout found there and in the likes of Rutland Water.

Under development is the Wee Loch Rod, a 7-piece 9ft rod designed specifically for wandering in the hills — or “Fish’n’teering”, as Mark Bowler called in his Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine.

Salmon

Salmon rods

I have 5 salmon rods available.

  • 11ft 3 inches, 8/9 weight, 4 sections.
    Switch rods are very versatile and popular. This rod has received critical acclaim from anglers and those most demanding of fishermen – the ghillies. Ideal for most rivers for both salmon and sea trout, this rod will surprise you with its abilities. Some ghillies are preferring to use this rod in favour of those made by some well-known manufacturers.

  • 12ft 6 inch, 7 or 8 weight Spey rod, 4 sections.

  • 13ft 6 inch, 8 or 9 weight Spey rod, 4 sections.

  • 14ft, 9 or 10 weight Spey rod, 4 sections.

  • 15ft, 9 or 10 weight, 6 sections (Trebuchet Spey rod.)
    Developed by Mick Bell, the Trebuchet is a very clever system to help energise the rod and deliver an increase in power to the rod with less affort on the part of the angler.

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Saltwater rods

If your interest is in saltwater fly fishing then I can build a rod for you. These rods are stiffer and faster-actioned than their freshwater counterparts, with fittings and guides that are saltwater-resistant. These rods also make excellent predator fly rods.

  • 9ft rods, from 8 weight to 14 weight, 4 sections.

Fish images on this page kindly provided by Ally Gowans.

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