Of course they couldn't just be lures there to common wtf does our country insist on copying the Americans?Salmon flies are essentially streamers, shrimp style flies like cascades and scandi style flies are tied with long mobile materials very much like a streamer
In W E Davies Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing published in 1957 the author talks about catching salmon on Streamers specifically The Black Ghost, Grey Ghost and Deer Hair Streamer. He fished them on both a fly rod or with split shot on the spinner. The Ghost flies had some popularity in the 70s on resevoirs but never really took off in uk salmon fishing. The Deer hair was simply a bucktail winged lure in all its variants still going strong today.hi,
my friends and i were on the River Finn last week and he stripped some big streamers across pools for trout and actually got some follows from salmon. was really cool. anyone else try this ?
A monkey or sunray would be a better choice
Give me a bunch of dew worms!!On some rivers the Sunray is considered not quite the done thing by true sporting anglers.
On a river in the Far North once the lockdown was eased the ghillies were allowed onto the rotating beats. One ghillie in particular put in long hours and took many fish on the Sunray. The ghillies fishng the rotation behind him did less well and were heard to comment "that b4stard has Sunrayed everything and fecked it for us!"
I like Woolly Buggers and Clouser Minnows for salmon.