THE HEBRIDEAN FLY BOX

 If you are heading to the Highlands & Islands to fish for Salmon, Sea Trout and Wild Brown Trout these are the flies to bring.  Make two fly 'Hebridean Casts' with them. Something bushy on a dropper and a slimmer fly on the point is an ideal tactic to tempt any Gamefish. Smaller flies on the loch will tempt Salmon when larger flies fail. Of course on another day the larger flies will work! The flies tied on Kamasan hooks are ideal for all gamefish. The fine wire specials are intended for light line (AFTM #4) Wild Trout Fishing.

Further down the page are flies to tempt fish feeding near the bottom

 

 

BIG WETFLIES tied on Kamasan B170 #8 hooks

 HEB BOX STOATS TAIL

Stoats Tail

All time favourite and first choice on the point on any wild wave flung loch

1 x Stoats Tail Kamasan #8  -  75p each


 

Silver March Brown

Natural colours will work when brighter flies fail and black does not work everytime!

1 x Silver March Brown Kamasan #8  -  75p each


 

Camasunary Killer

A shocking pink variant, try when all else fails.

1 x Camasunary Killer Kamasan #8  -  75p each


 

Muddler Minnow

Use on the point in big wave when stripping a fly will bring fish up. Or try as an outsize bob fly - it will attract the fish - they might not take it but prefer something smaller on the point

1 x Muddler Minnow Kamasan #8  -  85p each


 

 

WETFLIES - Point & Bob Patterns for Loch and River - Tied on Kamasan B175 hooks

 

Bob Flies

 

 HEB BOX DONEGAL BLUE

Donegal Blue

Use this fly on the bob or point, deadly for all gamefish

1 x Donegal Blue Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Donegal Blue Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

Kill Devil

Red is a killing colour and this fly has plenty.

1 x Kill Devil Kamasan #10  -  65p  each


1 x Kill Devil Kamasan #12  -  65p  each


 

 

 HEB BOX KATE MC

Kate Maclaren

Some days a more sombre pattern works, this is one of the best

1 x Kate Maclaren Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Kate Maclaren Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

HEB BOX ZULU 

Zulu

All time favourite always worth a cast.

1 x Zulu Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Zulu Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

 HEB BOX BLUE ZULU

Blue Zulu

Blue is a proven attractor of Sea Trout and Salmon.

1 x Blue Zulu Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Blue Zulu Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

HEB BOX MUDDLER #10 

Muddler Minnow

One of the best flies to try on any water

1 x Muddler Minnow Kamasan #10  -  75p each


 

Point Flies

 

 

 HEB BOX WEE PETER

Wee Peter

Simple spider patterns are often better on the point than heavier dressed flies

1 x Wee Peter Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Wee Peter Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

 

 HEB BOX BLUE PETER

Blue Peter

Sea trout special.

1 x Blue Peter Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Blue Peter Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

Butcher

Tied with a slim wing and 360 degree hackle.

1 x Butcher Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Butcher Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

 HEB BOX BLACK PENNELL

Black Pennell

Again an essential fly for any water.

1 x Black Pennell Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Black Pennell Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

Silver March Brown

Useful fly to try when all else fails.

1 x Silver March Brown Kamasan #10  -  65p each


1 x Silver March Brown Kamasan #12  -  65p each


 

 

The next three flies are tied on VMC #14 Lightweight Double hooks. Ideal on the point with other patterns on a dropper. They will tempt fish on loch, river and saltwater. Salmon will often take small flies.

 

 

 HEB BOX VMC STAIL

Stoats Tail

Tied thin the way fish like them a great clear water pattern

1 x Stoats Tail  Double VMC#14  -  £1.40 each


 

 

 HEB BOX JC STOATS TAIL

Jungle Cock Stoats Tail

1 x Jungle Cock Stoats Tail  Double VMC#14  -  £1.80 each


 

 

And one for coloured water

HEB BOX JC FLAMETHROWER 

Jungle Cock Flamethrower

1 x Flamethrower  Double VMC#14  -  £1.80 each


 

 

Wild Brown Trout Patterns

 

DRYFLIES

These are tied on fine wire hooks which although stronger than they look need to be used with care. On most days a #4 weight line is heavier enough to cast - even in high wind - a light soft top 9ft rod and 2lb leaders result in few lost fish and lots of fun!

 

 CDC DEER CADDIS

CDC Deer Caddis 

This is the first fly to try in a ripple. The longer shank hooks is easier to un-hook and ideal for catch and release.

This fly will bring fish up even if they are not rising.

 

1 x Natural Deer Caddis LS#14 -  45p each


 

Straggler  #14

Lots of leggy flies in the Highlands and Islands of which the Daddy Long Legs is king.

Tied with lots of straggle and long hackles this fly bounces of the waves - just like the natural.

This fly works better than prettier Daddy patterns. Again good in a wave or ripple.

 

1 x Straggler #14  -  40p


 

The next two are for flat calms and light ripple conditions.

 

Long Legged Midges

Tied on Longshank #16 hooks these are first choice when fish are choosy. It has a happy knack of picking up larger fish.

Tied in two shades - light and dark

 

1 x Light Long Legged Midge LS#16  -  45p


1 x Dark Long Legged Midge LS#16  -  45p


 

'F' Fly #16

This is tied on a small hook and works when all else fails. Cast into the area where fish are rising and leave. The fish are usually on the cruise and will - with luck - find it!

1 x CDC 'F' Fly #16  -  45p each


 

 

What to do when fish will not take Dryflies?

All fish spend more time feeding on the bottom of waters than near the surface. Try these weighted flies to fish deeper with with the same #4 outfit you used to present the dryflies.

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Goldbead Damsel Nymph

Great search pattern to try when fish will not come up. Cast across wind and let the drift fish the fly. Retrieve line to keep in touch with the fly rather than move it.

1 x Goldbead (3mm) Damsel Nymph #10  -  50p


1 x Goldbead (2.5mm) Damsel Nymph #12  -  50p


 

 

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Goldbead Black Lure

Try if the olive fails.

1 x Goldbead Black Lure (3mm) #10  -  50p


1 x Goldbead Black Lure (2.5mm)  #12  -  50p


 

 

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Goldbead Hares Ear

Subtle tying that works on any water, including saltwater.

1 x Goldbead Hares Ear (3mm) #10  -  45p 


1 x Goldbead Hares Ear (2.5mm) #12  -  45p 


 

Goldbead Black & Peacock

Completes the set. At the end of the day you can usually rely on black flies.

1 x Goldbead Black & Peacock (3mm)  -  45p


1 x Goldbead Black & Peacock (2.5mm)  -  45p


 

Finally some smaller wetflies that are great fun to fish in two fly - 'Hebridean Casts'

Use the same 9ft AFTM#4 rod but use a 4lb leader, the dropper benefits from the thicker stiffer nylon.

All are tied on fine wire #12 hooks

 

Bob Flies (top dropper)

 

Loch Ordie

All hackle classic, leave to fish soggy or gink to float

1 x Loch Ordie FW#12  -  55p each


 

Spiny Norman

First choice in a wave, makes a lot of noise and brings fish up.

1 x Spiny Norman FW#12  -  40p each


 

Palmered Black Spider

Age old classic fish with complete confidence.

1 x Palmered Black Spider FW#12  -  45p each


 

Point Flies

 

Three Classics - tied thin to sink

 

Black Spider

1 x Black Spider FW#12  -  40p each


 

Wee Peter

1 x Wee Peter FW#12  -  40p each


 

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear

1x Gold Ribbed Hares Ear FW#12  -  40p each