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Thursday, 4 August 2022

How to tie a Daddy Hog by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out the Daddy Hog, tied by Steve Cullen. The Daddy Hog is a clash between a Daddy Long Legs and a Sedgehog. This fly features long, dangly legs, similar to that of the Daddy Long Legs, but also features a Sedgehog like head. There's a lot of light, floating material on this pattern, making it the perfect fly for when Trout are rising in the Morning and Evening. It also allows you to strip this fly along the top to entice Trout to chase and strike!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Daddy Hog, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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Monday, 25 July 2022

Thanks for coming to the Mackenzie Weekend!

On the 23rd & 24th of July, Edinburgh Angling Centre hosted a Mackenzie weekend, with special guest; Scott Mackenzie! The weekend was full of customers trying out the latest from Mackenzie, whether it be the new Fly Lines or Rods. As well as talking about all the latest from Mackenzie, Scott was busy helping customers improve their cast, showing them tips and tricks to get that little bit extra distance! 



We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and of course to Scott Mackenzie. The weekend was full of Customers getting involved putting the gear and their skills to the test on our huge casting pool!



The feedback we had from Scott and visitors was excellent, the casting pool was busy all weekend, from kids getting their first casting lesson to veterans honing their skills with tips given by Scott.



We'll be running weekends like these throughout the year, so keep an eye out on our Social Feeds. if there's anything specific you'd like to see, drop us a message over there!

Thursday, 21 July 2022

How to Tie a Headley's Booby (Cat Booby variant) by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out Steve Cullen tying a Headly's Booby. The Headly's booby is a variation of a very popular fly amongst competition and amateur fly anglers. It is based off of a Cat Booby, but as Steve explains, the Headly's Booby is bit more striking in appearance due to the combination of colours used. He further explains that the Headly's Booby is named after Stan Headly, the man who created the pattern and famous fishing writer. According to Steve, this is a fly that Mr Headly would have ready in his cast when other patterns aren't producing takes.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Headley's Booby, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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Thursday, 14 July 2022

How to tie the Meat Whistle by Steve Cullen

Today we are having a look at Steve Cullen's take on the Meat Whistle! For those who don't know about this fly, it was originally created by master fly tier, John Barr. John created this fly for Bass fishing in Colorado to replicate the "Pig n' Jig" used by conventional tackle anglers. Whether he knew or not, this fly is also perfect for Trout when tied with colours that imitate that of a small baitfish! The best way to fish this fly is to fish it slow, allow it to sink and bump it along the bottom, similar in style to jigging a lure on a jighead!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Meat Whistle, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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Thread: Red 8/0

Monday, 11 July 2022

Thanks for coming to the Guide's Choice Weekend!

On the 2nd & 3rd of July, Edinburgh Angling Centre hosted the Guide's Choice Demo! On this weekend we had representatives, Steve Peterson and Andy Smith attend to showcase all the newest products across Scientific Anglers, Scott and Simms! Both of these individuals were on hand giving out information regarding products and also getting customers to try out different products that they were demonstrating!

Steve Peterson at the Guides Gazebo in Edinburgh Angling Centre

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and to Steve Peterson and Andy Smith. The weekend was fantastic with a lot of anglers sparking up conversations with both Reps and getting tips & tricks to improve their casting! 

The feedback we had from reps and visitors was excellent, the casting pool was busy all weekend from kids getting their first casting lesson to veterans honing their skills with the latest bits of kit. 

We'll be running demo days like these throughout the year, so keep an eye out on our Social Feeds. if there's anything specific you'd like to see drop us a message over there!

Thursday, 7 July 2022

How to tie The Claret Bloodworm Buzzer by Steve Cullen

Buzzers, from early season to late they are fantastic. They are designed to imitate the emerging form of a midge fly, which happens to be a staple part of a Trout's diet! Buzzer Trout Flies start in life as a bloodworm and live in the mud usually in still waters. As they grow, the red colour fades and they swim from the mud to the surface in a wriggling action. Once they reach the surface, they wait, until ready to hatch. It's during this period, Trout will swoop in and start feeding.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Claret Bloodworm Buzzer, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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Resin: GULFF

Thursday, 30 June 2022

How to Tie a UV Fiery Brown CDC Fly by Steve Cullen

Today we are checking out the UV Fiery Brown CDC Fly, tied by Steve Cullen. Steve describes this fly as a great late Summer Pattern and further explains that it works especially well in weedbeds during this period. Although there is very little material in making this fly, sometimes less is more! Steve explains that this pattern is quite successful and can be used on still waters, rivers and lochs! This fly is also very versatile in that the dubbing colour can be changed to give you a range of different coloured patterns.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the UV Fiery Brown CDC, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.




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