Rod Advice - Spey Pages
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2007, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2
Rod Advice

Any recomendations for Slamon fishing on the Tweed in November?
TXTDryFly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 04:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 56
tweed fishing

generaly a 15ft or16ft rod rated 10-12 aftm is ideal along with full sinking lines both intermediate and fast sinking with tube flies is the normal type of gear used . you could try starting a new thread "advice for autumn tweed salmon fishing" and I am sure some of the UK members who live on tweedside and fish it regularly will respond.It has been a number of years since I have fished the Tweed,but I sure envy you going in november it should be spot on best steve
stephen holden is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2007, 06:54 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tweed
Posts: 559
Which beat are you hoping to be on? The Middle beats upstream of Kelso can usually be managed with a 10/11 line and 10' no3 sinking heads. Downstream has some deeper water and may need a bit more sinking ability. If wading/bank fishing, a 15/16' rod is enough - something like a CND Salar is ideal. If boating, a 15' is a max. any longer makes it difficult for the gillie to net the fish as the boats are quite short. A strong 14' is probably the best compromise in this case.

Many now prefer to fish shooting heads when using heavy flies.

Remember you may well have to cast 2 1/2" copper/brass tube flies. If you are not used to this get some practice in prior to your visit as you will be angry with yourself if you waste expensive fishing time learning how to get these out of the water to where you need to get them!

An average Tweed mid-November day can see you starting with say a 2" to3" tube, and as the water warms, moving gradually down to a size 6 double, and as the water chills again moving back in fly size and type to where you started.

Good Luck.

Last edited by Tweed Dweller; 06-28-2007 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Too mucho vino!
Tweed Dweller is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on rod mar Rods 10 09-27-2006 09:37 AM
advice on an old rod Doonhamer Rods 2 04-12-2005 07:52 PM
advice on new spey rod flyjunky Rods 5 02-29-2004 01:06 PM
Rod Advice ISC Archives ISC Archives 0 03-14-2001 06:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome