Stuart Smith

  • I started fishing when I was six, that was 32 years ago and I have been tying a few times a week since then. I now tie flies for everything, and have fished in 15 countries around the world. I tie flies from size 28 micro nymphs right up to 10/0 for sharks. In the last 17 years I have been targeting large river browns, pike, and pollock on the fly and grayling throughout the winter. I mainly target pike in Highland lochs from a float tube, they are just such an awesome fish, ugly but beautiful, aggressive but delicate, and big river trout with streamers. My streamer journey started nearly 2 decades ago after watching a Kelly Galloup video. I was very lucky because I had a 4.5lb wild river trout on my first day out using these big flies I started fishing streamer for trout in rivers and hill lochs and the stamp of fish I was catching went up.