Its official I'm heading to the Outer Hebrides in August.
This last week or so it's been a real pleasure pouring over the maps, books and guides of this far north west archipelago.
Most of all however it's been a joy to sit at my vice and tie fly patterns for the numerous lochs I have on my "to fish" list. Some I've fished and some I havent.
I've already filled one box with Loch style wets and a few hogs, and will probably fill more!
There is something aesthetically pleasing about tying Loch style patterns especially for the outer Hebrides. I wish I could explain what it was in words but I find that very difficult.
They just seem to suit and fit in with the wild remote beauty of the lochs and waters on these Islands.
Here are just a few of the patterns I've tied recently.