June evenings at Hillend can mean only one thing. The Big Sedge is on the loch. Hit the loch on the right night in the month of June and you could be in for a memorable night of fishing as the trout love these meaty insects. Thats if they can beat the gulls to them!
I have been at the tying bench tonight tying up a few Clan Chiefs. This fly is a favourite of mine. It is a modern day traditional fly created by an Orcadian man,John Kennedy. it was originally designed by him for migratory fish. It also has a good reputation on the mainland for brown trout. Its creator was clearly inspired by the Kingsmill - Moore bumble patterns. This version I have tied tonight is a little bit over dressed as it was originally intended to be tied sparsely. I will let the trout decide.