Contact Jock Royan

River Reports Archive

Spey Ghillie Products

Kinermony Killer
Kinermony Killer
Click on the image to find out more

New Spey Ghillie App
Spey Ghillie App
Click on the image to find out more

Spey Ghillie

 Spey Ghillies Guiding Service


Single Spey - Left Shoulder - Right Bank.

Having spent a lifetime of Salmon fishing, I can demonstrate and instruct on the complete range of Spey Casts and am quite lost without a rod in my hands. Whether it's Overhead, Single or Double Spey, Snake Roll or Snap C-T, and you wish to brush up on a rusty technique or simply start from the beginning, just click on the contact me button on the home page, drop me a line and we’ll arrange a time. I am also an Orvis Endorsed Guide, have 3 current Disclosure Scotland Certificates and have been fully trained on First-Aid procedures, I can also supply the tackle if required.¬†

The Training Ground

Snake Roll - Right Bank.


If I were to recommend one general-purpose rod to tackle the Spey, it would have to be rated 10/11 and 15’ in length. The line to match the rod would either have a mid-length head of around the 55-70’ mark, or be a shooting head. Having said tha, due to the recent development of shooting heads, rods around the 13-14' mark are growing in popularity. One advantage of having been a ghillie was having the opportunity on a daily basis, to test almost every rod & line combination on the market. One fundamental factor, of which I’m sure, is that there is no rod which suits all. Therefore, one bit of advice that I would offer is that like guns, golf clubs or any personal sporting equipment; if you get a combination that suits your style, stick with it. Most importantly, try before you buy and whilst testing, ignore the manufacturer's label and cost (if possible).


My Flies

The Kinermony Killer Flamethrower

I would like to personally recommend Duncan Egan's flies to you. Duncan is a professional fly-tyer and an excellent fly fisherman. His flies are second to none and unlike most shop- bought flies, last time and time again. Last year, I caught over 20 kelts on one of his KK Monkeys and bearing in mind the sharpness of the kelts teeth, I still have it in my box in as-new condition. Pictured above is the Kinermony Killer Flamethrower which was tested throughout 2009 with exceptional results and since then has gone on to catch thousands of Salmon worldwide. The fly is available through this site or directly from Duncan and for less than the price of a dram of Speyside malt, you can add that extra dimension to your fly box. Finally, a quick question - If you were invited to play golf at St Andrews, would you turn up with a few tattly old balls? I very much doubt it, therefore go and visit Duncan's site and invest in a few flies that really will make a difference.

Duncan Egan Flies