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Fly fishing instruction by Ally Gowans

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Ally Gowans APGAI and FFF Master fly casting instructor.

Fly fishing Scotland, learn to fly fish. Come and fly-fish in the Scottish Highlands with professional fishing guide, internationally qualified fly fishing instructor and outfitter Alastair (Ally) Gowans. Or better still enjoy a vacation, a holiday combined with fly casting tuition to the highest standards. Fly fishing lessons for individuals or groups. Learn to Spey cast, fish famous water such as the Rivers Tay, Spey, South Esk, North Esk, Ericht, Tummel, Lyon, Tilt, and Lochs like Rannoch, Leven, Ness, Tay, and many others in Angus, Perthshire and throughout Scotland. Angling success depends on local knowledge, having a good guide, ghillie (or gillie), is essential. Scotland has the finest fishing in the United Kingdom (UK). Ally Gowans is a well respected APGAI (Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor) qualified tutor and an FFF Master & Two Handed Casting Instructor, an AAPGAI Master instructor and a licensed coach in addition to being an expert fishing guide. Learn the secrets of successful fly fishing in the Scottish Highlands, enjoy guided trips, holidays or vacations based in Pitlochry and fly fishing throughout Scotland for rainbow trout, brown, trout, grayling, salmon and pike. You even learn how to tie some of the World's most acclaimed salmon flies invented by Ally Gowans, Ally's Shrimp, Cascade and several others. Accommodation, guides, fishing tackle, fly fishing tuition and off road transport may be included in a package designed especially for you.

Individual instruction - learn how to Spey cast, roll cast, underhand cast, double haul, overhead cast and indeed any type of fly casting. A couple of hours can transform your frustration into satisfaction!

Spey Casting Made Easy DVD - learn to Spey cast, the DVD teaches double handed Spey casting techniques in a simple and effective manner utilising ergonomics to minimise the physical effort required. Read the review by Trout and Salmon Magazine.
Gift Voucher - Fly fishing instruction gift vouchers provide a simple way of giving a gift of fly fishing tuition, guided trips or even a box of superb salmon flies to someone.
Fly Fishing Instruction - for individuals or groups. At times to suit you (and the fish). Courses specially tailored for your needs, beginners and experienced anglers welcome.
Fly Casting Instruction - the first of a series of new pages to help you to learn to fly cast
Fly Casting Ergonomics - the ergonomics of fly casting- the basis for fly fishing instruction.
Fishing vacations - trout, sea trout and salmon fly fishing on rivers and lochs throughout Scotland to suit your plans.
Guided fishing trips - under the experienced eye of expert guides including Ally Gowans, your shortcut to fly fishing success.
Roll cast, Switch cast, Spey Cast and Double Spey Cast - understand the techniques and improve your fly casting.
Salmon fishing - some excellent fly fishing opportunities on rivers big and small. Scottish salmon fishing season extends from 11 January to 30 November but most of the good fishing is between March and October.
Trout fishing - top class river and loch fly fishing for wild brown trout and grayling. Trout season 15 March - 6 October, grayling - all year.
Pike fishing - fly fishing for the freshwater shark, a large predator that will test your skill and tackle as it attacks a well placed bait fish imitation or clipped hair frog.
River water levels in Scottish rivers - the importance of river levels for trout, salmon and sea trout fish with links to water height information for a large number of Scottish rivers.
Fishing lets - access to excellent salmon and trout fishing on a daily or weekly basis (subject to availability). Rivers systems include the Tay, Isla, Ericht and Blackwater, River South Esk, River Dee and the River Tummel. Early booking is advised but do not hesitate to contact me for advice.
Scottish fishing laws - a brief reference to Scotland's unique fishing laws, given without prejudice.
Protected waters - a list of protected freshwater fishing where visitor access is provided at reasonable cost and a map showing locations.
Fly fishing photos -new fly fishing photography pages with some stunning images of Scotland.
Fishing in the Scottish Highlands - the birthplace of salmon fly fishing a unique environment and a wonderful fly fishing experience.
Local Attractions - a few of the many visitor attractions other than fishing in the Pitlochry area of Scotland, including Blair castle, Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder and Edradour distillery. - a companion site with lots of quality information for anglers including fly fishing articles, conservation advice, fly tying and some beautiful pictures.
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This site belongs to Alastair (Ally) Gowans BSC CEng APGAI, AAPGAI and FFF Master and Two Handed Casting Instructor who is a full time professional angling instructor, writer, photographer and consultant based in Pitlochry, Scotland. Ally's name is especially well known for his famous salmon flies, Ally's Shrimps and Cascade are some of the World's greatest fishing flies. He is also famous for his casting skills and for his ability to teach and demonstrate. Contact Ally by e-mail ( or by phone on +44 (0) 1796 473718.

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