Most anglers and flytyers will be of the opinion that wet flies in size 12s and 10s are the go to flies for Loch Style fishing especially in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
However the more fishing books I read and after talking to other anglers as well as from personal experience too, sometimes big bushy patterns in size 8s and even 6s are what is required to lure the trout up through the waves.
Lately I've neglected tying big flies and been more focused on the more common sizes.
However while organising my boxes for my much anticipated stravaig to the Outer Hebrides next month I realised I was short of a few Big Flees.
So over the last couple of days I've addressed that situation by filling a few rows with some big size 8s which I must say are a real joy to tie!