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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-24-2013, 07:00 AM
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Posted By G Ritchie
Petition on salmon netting

Could I please ask everyone to take the time to sign the Ian Gordon's petition to the Scottish government to reverse the decision by the SNFAS to resume netting of multi stock spring run salmon along...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-22-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By G Ritchie
Thanks, I will have to tie some up and try them...

Thanks, I will have to tie some up and try them over here.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-22-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By G Ritchie
Nice fly. I have never seen these used over here...

Nice fly. I have never seen these used over here in Scotland, do you fish them wet or dry?
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By G Ritchie
Thanks for the explaination. It was certainly not...

Thanks for the explaination. It was certainly not my intention to critisize any of these rivers, which I am sure provide a great fly fishing experience, sight fishing with dry flies. It was merely my...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By G Ritchie
Quite surprised how small the runs of fish are in...

Quite surprised how small the runs of fish are in relation to the size of the rivers. Over here rivers of that size would typically have runs of salmon in the order of about 10 times those totals.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-27-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By G Ritchie
Are those the total number of fish entering each...

Are those the total number of fish entering each river or the estimated rod catches for those rivers?
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-03-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By G Ritchie
Which part of the Dee are you fishing?

Which part of the Dee are you fishing?
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By G Ritchie
You were a bit unfortunate there with the timing...

You were a bit unfortunate there with the timing of your trip, the river conditions improved during the second half of the week and a few fish were caught off various beats. The Spey was similar but...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-19-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By G Ritchie
Very popular on some of the rivers over here in...

Very popular on some of the rivers over here in Scotland, such as the Deveron and the Dee. Generally just tie them on narrow bore viton tubing or on plastic lined narrow metal tubes.
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Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-13-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,660
Posted By G Ritchie
Very nice flies. I had always imagined that this...

Very nice flies. I had always imagined that this type of dressing would look too heavy on a salmon fly but those look just right. I will have to tie some of these out and give them a try in Scotland.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-26-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By G Ritchie
Scroll down a few pages on my original link....

Scroll down a few pages on my original link. Gordon Armstrong has updated the story. No accurate measurements were taken and the fish is now estimated at 45lb+. They cant make a more accurate...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 10-14-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By G Ritchie
Possible new British record salmon

A very large salmon of 56 inches in length was caught on the River Ness in Scotland yesterday.

http://salmo.proboards74.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1192297109&page=2
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-31-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By G Ritchie
Most of the rivers over here are fishing very...

Most of the rivers over here are fishing very well at the moment after some poor runs earlier in the season. The Dee in particular looks like heading for a record August catch. The Spey, Deveron,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-29-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By G Ritchie
It is usually tied with a hairwing of natural red...

It is usually tied with a hairwing of natural red squirrel (a reddish brown colour) in the smaller sizes, or with a wing of brown bucktail (the natural brown hair found on the back of an undyed...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-16-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By G Ritchie
The season opened on some more rivers today....

The season opened on some more rivers today. Gordon Armstrong got the first fish off the River Moriston. Well done Gordon.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-05-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By G Ritchie
Salmon no. 2 was knocked on the head as usual and...

Salmon no. 2 was knocked on the head as usual and served up at the banquet.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-01-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By G Ritchie
It was the 15th of October and I was fishing the...

It was the 15th of October and I was fishing the Spey on a well known lower beat as part of the Spey fishery board’s autumn run research project. The water level was running at +2 feet following...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-28-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By G Ritchie
It may be worth looking at the new Ian Gordon...

It may be worth looking at the new Ian Gordon single handed rods, they come with a removable extention handle.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10-23-2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By G Ritchie
The answer is Watchet

The answer is Watchet
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 09-07-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By G Ritchie
There was a similar fish kill on the...

There was a similar fish kill on the Aberdeenshire Dee during the late summer of 2003. The main cause was the lack of oxygen due to high water temperatures and a large number of fish confined to one...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-16-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By G Ritchie
The salmon run in most rivers so far this season...

The salmon run in most rivers so far this season has been quite good, a little down in number from last season but that was the best season for many years. The run so far is still well above the ten...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-12-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,905
Posted By G Ritchie
I hope you have your Blue Charms, silk line and...

I hope you have your Blue Charms, silk line and tin of Mucilin looked out for tomorrow Malcolm.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By G Ritchie
If you go for the Snowbee line try the 10/11. The...

If you go for the Snowbee line try the 10/11. The tip of the Snowbee line is very fine so if you want to use it with sinking tips or large flies, try cutting a few feet off the tip. It will work fine...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By G Ritchie
The Greyflex is rated #9 not #8-9. If you go with...

The Greyflex is rated #9 not #8-9. If you go with the DT line I would use a #10 to start with as the rod has a fairly fast, stiff action and the heavier line will help you to feel the rod loading.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-04-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By G Ritchie
Looks like a model known as the Old English Bait...

Looks like a model known as the Old English Bait Hook.
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