Our friends Roger and Katherine Mills recently returned from a trip to Scotland and sent us this report. Thank you Roger and Katherine. We appreciate it!
Our trip to Scotland with Stewart Collingswood was everything we could have hoped for. Once we arrived in Edinburgh, Stewart and his team handled every detail: first-rate hotels, good food, visits to beautiful spots. The three of us shared our interest and enthusiasm for photography, fishing, and Labrador retrievers. As we traveled, Katherine and I felt as if we had fallen in with a new friend who wanted to share all the wonderful spots he knew — not just for fishing, but for photos, history, and just for a great lunch.
We struck out on our attempt a pike (surly creatures) but I managed to land a large rainbow that attacked my pike fly: no complaints on that one.
Our Atlantic salmon days on the Tay and the Spey yielded only a couple of quick grabs — no hook-ups. But we saw good numbers of fish, some large, and shared lunch with a very happy man who had landed a twenty-pounder on the Spey.
I can’t explain to a non-fisherman what it’s like hold a two-handed rod and swing a fly across the River Spey with salmon jumping; a day I’ll treasure for a long time.
Thanks to Fly Water Travel for arranging one of our best trips ever.
Roger & Katherine Mills