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Friday, 31 December 2010

Clyde Shumakov Tubefly SBS

This new step by step has been produced in conjunction with Mid Clyde Angling Association and Glasgow Angling Centre

All the materials and equipment needed and much more can be found at the Glasgow Angling Centre for this step by step you can find it on our website or drop into the shop for advice.

A very versatile salmon fly.
Click on the image to see the full step by step!

Materials used for this dressing:
Tube - Shumakov Tubes
Tube Grooves - Fill in with coloured Varnish, model paint or thread.
Thread - Black Uni 8/0 or 70 Denier UTC Thread.
Flash - Angel Hair/ Hanked Lite Brite, in Pearl Green Olive, Gold and Firefox Peacock
Under Wing - Yellow Arctic Fox.
Over Wing - Black Arctic Fox.
Cheeks - Pair of Jungle Cock Eyes.
Hackles - Yellow and Black  Hackles, you can use Metz Magnum Saddles, or Schlappen Feathers

Check back for more Step-by-Steps in the future!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

To Lure A Killer DVD - Now In Store!

No more waiting!  The copies of Hywel Morgan and Ant Glascoe's DVD: "To Lure A Killer" have just arrived in store.  This is sure to be a fantastic seller, so hurry and get your copy here today!!
To Lure A Killer - Now In Store

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Davie McPhail joins team BugBond

Dave Edwards from BugBond has announced that Davie McPhail has joined the Bug-Bond Pro-Tying team. Davie is well known for tying here at the Glasgow Angling Centre but probably more famous for his YouTube channel. Since starting to use Bug-Bond in October this year he's made a number of tying videos using the Bug-Bond system.

Check out his latest one here!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

2011 Tachyon XC HD Cameras now in stock!

The all new 2011 Tachyon XC HD headcams are now in stock!
The 2011 Tachyon XC HD
These HD cams offer sharp, wide-screen recording of your fishing adventures. All Tachyon Head Cams feature waterproofing without the need of a bulky external case, and a patented Dive-Lock system that can take your camera down 100 feet below the surface. For video they give you a wide field of view and terrific light-gathering ability. Tachyon XC Cams are the only ones on the market that can make use of the full range of SDHC and Micro SDHC cards; from 4 to 32GB. Be one of the first in the country to get one, online or instore!

Check out this cool video made by suspending a Tachyon XC Micro beneath a float and trotting it through a pool of a river!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

December Clearance Sale Lists

Everyone loves a bargain!
OK so I forgot to put these on the blog last week! We still need to make space for all the new gear that coming so there are some extra special prices in there and I have added loads of new stuff with up to 80% off! There's also some sheets sorted by brand for all you tackle tarts as usual!

This month we have added some click through links that take you straight to the product on the website so you can buy it instantly! Just click on the code if it is blue. We will be adding more products to the website over the next few weeks so January's lists should have almost all items available to buy online!

Click here to see the lists

Remember the stock levels are not live, and if your not fast...your last!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Tachyon XC Micro Headcam

The Tachyon XC Micro
I got one of these last year and I take it everywhere with me now! Then lot of the guys I fish and shoot with went out and bought one once they saw how easy it was to use and the quality of the footage you can get. I got so fed up telling people where to buy them I decided to stock them in the shop! So from next week Glasgow Angling Centre will be official Tachyon XC dealers - probably the first tackle shop in Europe to stock any kind of headcam!
Strap it to your hat!
Just strap it to your hat (or whatever you like) and the Tachyon XC Micro camera will capture your fishing experiences from POV perspective. Film in high quality 30fps video or cool time lapse photos, the camera records on MicroSD cards up to 32gb and runs for 4 hours on Energizer Lithium batteries. It's also shockproof and waterproof to depths of 30 metres, without the need for an external case - ideal for those underwater release shots! And look out for the Tachyon XC HD camera coming early in 2011.

Here's one of my favourite videos from 2010

To Lure a Killer!

To Lure A Killer! Pike fishing on the fly and lures is the latest DVD to be caught and released from BEARLEFT.TV starring champion fly fisherman Hywel Morgan and professional predator angler Ant Glascoe Jr.
Beginning on the picturesque banks of Esthwaite Water high in the Lake District these expert anglers exchange trade secrets, styles and even rods as both try to convince the other that their technique could gain the upper hand.
Hywel takes his lightweight and minimal approach with delicate presentation and surgical precision as he hunts these prehistoric predators like a sniper. Ant gathers up and talks us through his extreme arsenal of loud lures and heavy equipment he uses on a daily bases to pull his quarry from the depths in his know for, and loved, rock ‘n’ roll style!
A nice lure caught double for Ant
Confident in their own skills and disciplines, but truly novices at each other’s, they learn and teach how to use swim baits, hard baits, jerk baits and soft baits, plus how to chuck some impressive fluff and aerialise the perfect loop. But which of the approaches comes out on top? Does Hywel hook his first targeted pike on his trusty fly rod or on the unfamiliar Woody and Alien lures of Ants? Safe to say that the rest of the lake knew about it when he lifted into that fight!
Can Ant get to grips with false casting or the double haul? You will have to watch it to find out!
Hywel gets a nice pike on the fly
Thanks to David Colman, the ranger for his warm welcome at Esthwaite Water, around 42lb of green finned perfection added up to a good day in the boat and the programme was supposed to end there. However, the camaraderie and fun they shared was such an addictive experience that they just had to go for another day and another venue.
After packing up their gear they were on the phone to another ranger Nathan Clayton of the Anglian Water owned Pitsford reservoir and started driving the long road south to Northamptonshire and this was to become the setting for a quick action packed day that doesn’t disappoint either of our heroes. With some cracking jacks jumping onto both rods during this fast paced session all of the methods worked a treat and with the pike handled with a pro touch they were released healthy and safe back to the inky depths.

This DVD will leave you not only with a smile on your face but with a hunger and passion to try the same methods. Whether you’re a fly fishing enthusiast, or a predator hunter there is no doubt that these guys and their techniques are incredibly effective if you want TO LURE A KILLER!


Contact Glasgow Angling Centre to reserve your copy HERE!

Greys XF2 rods now in stock!

One of next years hot products will surely be the XF2 range from Greys - and they arrived in stock today!
Greys XF2 rods now in stock!
Bringing the best selling X-flite bang up to date with the introduction of more features and better fit and finish at an excellent price. Fitted with the new aerospace grade aluminium two part reel seat, designed in-house by Greys engineers for better form and function and a Greys custom cork composite tipped AAA grade cork handle for better durability and a more comfortable grip. They also feature section line up marks for perfect alignment and a triangular 'colour coded' Cordura rod tube.

Also in stock are the XF2 Streamflex rods and the XF2 Carnivore rods. The XF2 Streamflex+ will be here in January 2011.

Check out the full range here!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Urban Sea Trout

Mads with an awesome urban Sea Trout
Here we go again... we had some amazing sea trout on our last 2 street fishing trips in the centre of Copenhagen city!! we had 5 nice fish for the camera - topped by this male warrior of 5,5kg!! Again the Savage Gear Soft 4play worked the magic !!! all fish released unharmed. Great sport!

Guideline Salar Synthetic Series

Mikael Frödin sent me this exciting new material at the start of the week, here what he has to say about it!
Mikael at Work
In the last 20 years synthetic materials have taken over a big part of the choice of materials in fly tying. I am myself part of the hair-fly-generation but when I started there was no flash or Angel Hair nor any exciting synthetic dubbing combinations. At that time we were dubbing natural materials and the favourite was seal’s fur that gave a somewhat translucent appearance. When you look at what today’s dubbing's can do you realize that the progress is pretty amazing. The synthetic materials are in many ways superior the qualities of the natural materials.When flash materials entered the market it revolutionized all fly boxes! The flash flies created effects that were very favourable and above all changed the cold water fishing completely. That was the beginning of a frenetic chase of new exciting materials. Most of the new materials originated from The USA and were intended to be used in other fashions than what we really wanted to use them for. Ever since I have tested hundreds of different dubbing combinations, flash in all imaginable qualities and colours, some good, some very bad and some became favourites. The supply of different synthetic material more or less exploded during the 80’s as well as the 90’s and has yet not decreased. Today there are synthetic materials that can replace natural material in almost every aspect – with emphasis on “almost” – thank heavens! The connection to natural materials in fly tying is classical and should remain a part of the art of fly tying in my opinion!
Gradually the question arouse – why should we look for material that might suit our way of tying? Why look for colour combinations that almost live up to our expectations and might be mixable or adjusted to my/our patterns. Why?! Why not contact the manufacturers and tell them exactly what we want? Precise and exactly with the qualities and colour combinations we always have been striving for. Since we’ve reached so far when it comes to progress and functionality, tying technique, pattern and thoughts on how material ought to be used and how flies should swim – why not manufacture material that completely live up to our expectations?!

SSS - Guidelines New Material
Said and done! Shim Hogan became the natural choice – the man behind Angel Hair and many other fabulously exciting and good products – the man for whom nothing is impossible - a true visionary, a passionate fly tier as well as fisherman. One of the true trend setters in the world of synthetic fly tying. His answer to the question whether he could help me was: “You tell me what you want and I’ll do it for you!” Fabulous! As the samples started to present themselves I felt like a kid in a candy store. I let Håkan Norling in on the project and soon we had created a series of 15 different colour combinations. These became the base of what is today called the SSS – “Salar Synthetic Series” which consist of six different materials. The idea is to let the series grow with an addition of one or two products per year. The list of wishes was long but in my opinion one should hurry slowly. A good result is of more importance to me!
SSS Angel Hair
I use SSS Angel Hair in almost all my fly creations today. In the smallest flies I use merely one or two strands of Angel Hair as the only flash element. In the bigger flies I mix Angel Hair and natural hair to create an optimal and appetizing mix. Angel Hair was a god sent for my fly designs. I have often made my own mixtures, colour combinations to harmonize well with my patterns. It was rather natural for me to start creating my own Angel Hair blends. I have put together 15 different blends where three of them have strongly fluorescent streaks. With these blends I manage all of my creations - from the smallest fly for sunny days to the meanest, biggest fly for the murkiest water.
SSS Angel Hair HD
HD stands for heavy duty. This is a heavier type of Angel Hair. The material is somewhere between common flash and the original Angel Hair quality. Many times you experience the common flash to be too heavy and the Angel Hair too thin. Voilà! The solution was Angel Hair HD. I have longed for this material for a very long time. This material replaces the flash in small flies and the Angel Hair in the bigger ones. This kind also comes in 15 different colour blends. You get the whole colour chart with the three hot, fluorescent colours as an extra spicy alternative.
SSS Dubbing
I have never understood why you should dub without brushing. The ultimate qualities of dubbing are to create a body that reflects and lets through as much light as possible. Most dubbing's have too short strands to fit big flies. If you brush it half of the material will fall off which makes it impossible to get the right lustre. The structure of the SSS Dubbing consists of transparent synthetic fibres, dyed and mixed with the SSS Angel Hair blends. The strands of the Angel Hair are cut long enough to enable the brushing without them falling off the body. The 15 colour combinations give you many imaginable variations for everything you tie!

Read more about our fly tying products here.

Mikael Frödin

Saturday, 11 December 2010

GAC March Open Weekend 2011

We have now confirmed the dates for our March Open Weekend! On the 4th,5th and 6th of March 2011 we will host the perfect pre-season event. Come along and receive expert advice and tuition form our superb line-up of fishing stars who will be attending the weekend to help anglers get the most from their sport. They will be there to offer workshops, demonstrations, talks and much much more. Plus have a look at the latest gear from all the top brands and of course we will have hundreds of bargains on offer for the three days. So stick the dates in your diary and join the thousands of anglers who attend these special days!
Davy McPhail @ the last Open Weekend
Check back here for updates and since we put these events on for YOU guys, let us know who and what YOU want to see at the March Open Weekend at Glasgow Angling Centre by leaving a comment here or on our Facebook page and we will see what we can do!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

2011 Fly Tying Catalogue now Available!

Our new Fly Tying catalogue is now available, order yours now from our website or pick one up in the store!
2011 Fly Tying Catty - Now Available!
The catalogue contains our most popular items and some of the latest gear, but we stock much, much more in the shop, if you are looking for something in particular simply call or email us, check instore or on our website!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Guideline Reaction Rods now in stock!

At last! The long awaited Guideline Reaction range has landed! Check them out in store or online now!

Guideline Reaction - in stock now!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

MacKenzie day at Bangour Postponed

A wee note from Scott about the upcoming DTX Day...

Dear All ,
For safety reasons due to severe weather,we have had to cancel the DTX Open day we had planned at Bangour Fishery on the 12th December,the day will be rescheduled but I have not got a new date at the moment, I'm sorry about this, but as you all know safety is always paramount,
Scott Mackenzie 

Watch this space for updates!

Gifts for Christmas

Yes Christmas Day is fast approaching, but there's still plenty of time to order some of the fantastic fishing gifts we have available in-store at Glasgow Angling Centre or online from our Fishingmegastore.  Don't forget you can also place your order through mail order by calling 0871 716 1670.
There's loads to choose from and with the weather being atrocious, there's no better time to buy warm clothing such as headwear, socks & gloves etc.  Popular items flying out the door just now also include:  the Zippo HandwarmerGuideline Enduro SocksSealskinz Socks and Gloves and much more.
Even if you are stuck for what to buy your loved ones, relatives etc, gift vouchers make an excellent gift this christmas, giving plenty choice and freedom to buy from our store.  So shop with us this Christmas and see why thousands of happy customers come back to us time and time again.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Bug-Bond now Available

This winters hottest fly tying product is now available to buy from GAC. Bug-Bond does away with messy epoxies and varnishes and leaves you with a very slick system to finish flies with. Simply apply Bug-Bond where you need it and blast it with UV light from the special torch for a few seconds to set it. Its crystal clear and as tough as epoxy, making your flies bullet proof! Check out this video from Davie McPhail using Bug-Bond on a very seasonal Grayling bug!

Bug-Bond is ideal for trout, grayling and salmon flies and especially saltwater and pike patterns.
Bug-Bond - Click to find out more
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