Fly fishing tutor and guide Ally Gowans APGAI
AAPGAI and FFF Master instructor single and double hand

Fishing instructor, fly fishing tuition and fishing trips based in Scotland. Salmon and trout fishing advice, flies and articles.


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Fishing in Glen Lyon

From Alexander Taylor’s fine book “The Longest Cast” published by the Lyons Press - “Ally Gowans – you’ll never find a finer fly fisherman anywhere in the world, and he’s a streak of luck like you’ve never seen.”From a bridge over the river Ericht, I watch Alastair Gowans cast into some very tight spots. He could just as easily throw 150 feet of line across the roaring River Tummel as he could sneak a cast under some overhanging limbs 30 feet away. Learning from him was a pleasure.

From the forward to “Angling in Tayside”
- Although known as a salmon angler and fly tyer – and few of us have not had success thanks to his fly the Ally’s Shrimp, Ally has also enjoyed sea fishing and casting flies for trout on various Tayside waters. His expertise as a fly caster is acknowledged by his contemporaries many of whom, myself included have had to stand and watch as Ally covered water we could not reach and inevitably took a fish. Ally is in the rare category of being able to do it, teach it and write about it, which made him an ideal author for this guide book. Ken Bell Angling - Correspondent Courier and Advertiser

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