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Regional Fly Tying.

I've been busy at the tying bench over last couple of nights tying up some patterns that have been recommended to me and which for some reason I don't appear to have in my numerous fly boxes, Hard to believe , I know but its true. One of those patterns is Hugo's Olive which is an apparent must have for a couple of the Caithness Lochs and a fly I imagine from the name was devised by Hugo Ross the Caithness angler and angling retailer. You could say I have been travelling all over the country in a fly tying sense , moving from as far north as Caithness all the way down to Lanarkshire as you can see with my Magpie and Silver which is a Clyde Fly of great repute. As well as these two regions I also tied flies that are synonymous with Ayrshire and patterns from the North West Highlands, Orkney and Ireland. You could say I tied a fair cosmopolitan collection of flies.


  1. Love that 2nd fly...really sleek. Bet it looks great in the water!

  2. A lovely part of the world, Caithness.. My favourite part was always the evening rise on Watten, casting to cruising fish with little Shipmans buzzers..

  3. I copied your Hugo's Olive (though used blue Jay for the hackle cos I didnt have white) and it worked well on Loch Arkaig last week.
    nic eone- and tight lines up Caithness- I had fun there recently.


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