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The Spey Ghillie

The River Spey

THE GLORIOUS SPEY is Scotland’s salmon river supreme (and home to the best malt whisky), as many fishers might agree. From Grantown to where it meets the sea, the Spey is a fly-fisher’s paradise with pool after pool of what is just sublime fishing. Choose any pool on any beat on that section of the river and you will find a current where the drift feels just right, leading to high expectations on every cast. Not many other rivers that I know of have the same ability to produce such hope and confidence when fishing.

About Jock Royan.

Author - Founder

I have been a fanatical angler since a very early age and have spent over 40 years, catching thousands of fish on various Rivers, Stillwaters & Flats throughout the World. I was introduced to Salmon Fishing by Jock Masson, arguably the finest angler ever to have cast a fly on the River Deveron. Together in the mid/late 70’s, we spent countless hours fishing on the Deveron’s finest beats, normally by invitation but occasionally without! As a 17 year old, whilst waiting to join the Royal Air Force, I was very fortunate to spend a year on the River Deveron’s finest beat – Forglen, then under the watchful eye of legendary Ghillie Jonathan Taylor.

The Kinermony Killer

The original Kinermony Killer pattern was designed by Speyghillie Jock Royan in 2006. In 2008, Jock worked with Master Fly-Tyer and inventor of the world famous Flamethrower pattern Duncan Egan and fine tweaked the KK in Flamethrower style. After highly succesful trials, we decided to share the pattern to a wider circle of Salmon anglers and the rest is history! All the colours of a traditional Salmon fly rolled into one and the profile of a guaranteed fish catcher.

Destination Fishing With The Spey Ghillie

Fishing Holidays

If you are considering travelling abroad to experience some of the fantastic fishing on offer, I can now offer you our full services as we work in association with one of the largest dedicated fishing and shooting tour operators in the UK Sportquest Holidays. 

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