Sandy Dickson - Scotland

Sandy is a stunning fly tyer and designer from Scotland. From his early days of poaching Sandy learned his field craft developing his knowledge of fishing for salmon, trout and grayling. Born and bred in Scotland, Sandy grew up in a family passionate about fishing.  You could say that Sandy was literally born into fishing as the house that he was born in faced onto the river Clyde.  So Sandy grew up spending all his time at or on the river.  The youngest of three boys, Sandy soon became the fly tyer for his two brothers, though he was pleased to learn dry fly fishing from one brother and wet fly fishing from his other brother. 

Their home was always full of fishing equipment, flies or fantastic stories.  Sandy fondly remembers ‘Old Jock Miller’ and the many hours he would, as a small boy, watch Old Jock tying flies.  Sandy would, with his chin on the table, stand in awe watching a master at work.  It was thanks to Old Jock Miller that Sandy was introduced to Mr Campbell.  

It was this very special family friend, Mr Campbell, who really inspired Sandy with his fly tying.  In Sandys’ eyes Mr Campbell was the best Clydesdale tyer and fisherman around and is still, to today, an unsung hero.   Though it’s fair to say that growing up in such a prolific fly fishing part of the world, Sandy was surrounded by famous fly tyers and fishermen – Bert Sharp, Reed, Clegg and Tom Saville.

A quiet man when pressed, he discloses that his best salmon catch was a 26.5lb salmon caught on the Leven.  This was the best salmon on that river for 10 years!  Funnily enough, though not for poor Sandy, his record was beaten the following Monday! He has caught sea trout to over 9lb and grayling to over 3.5lb with umpteen double figure trout.

Turning professional Sandys fly designs have graced fishermen world-wide including having Sandy’s flies to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at a Civic Reception.   His role today within The Essential Fly as Professional Fly Tyer and Consultant is keeping him very busy and totally occupied.  He has been known to work all night without realising it! 

Sandy Dickson's Fly Patterns

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Anorexic Okey Dokey Orange

Anorexic Okey Dokey Orange£0.90   £0.75

Stunning Anorexic Okey Dokey's Size 10

Anorexic Okey Dokey Phosphor Yellow

Anorexic Okey Dokey Phosphor Yellow£0.90   £0.75

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Stunning Anorexic Okey Dokey's Size 10

Anorexic Okey Dokey Pink

Anorexic Okey Dokey Pink£0.90   £0.75

Stunning Anorexic Okey Dokey's Size 10

Anorexic Okey Dokey Scarlet

Anorexic Okey Dokey Scarlet£0.90   £0.75

Stunning Anorexic Okey Dokey's Size 10

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Green

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Green£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Hot Orange

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Hot Orange£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Luminous

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Luminous£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Phosphor Yellow

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Phosphor Yellow£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Scarlet

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Scarlet£1.50   £1.20

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Sparklemet Lumi

Barbless Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Sparklemet Lumi£1.50   £1.20

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Green

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Green£1.50   £1.20

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet

Barbless Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Black Deadly Trout Buzzers

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Black Deadly Trout Buzzers£1.50   £1.00

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Green Deadly Trout Buzzers

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Green Deadly Trout Buzzers£1.50   £1.00

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Hot Orange Deadly Trout Buzzers

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Hot Orange Deadly Trout Buzzers£1.50   £1.00

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Red Deadly Trout Buzzers

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Red Deadly Trout Buzzers£1.50   £1.00

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Yellow Deadly Trout Buzzers

Barbless Sandy's Pulsa Buzzer Yellow Deadly Trout Buzzers£1.50   £1.00

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Orange

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Orange£1.50   £1.20

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Red

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Red£1.50   £1.20

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Yellow

Barbless Tungsten Depth Charge Flashback Buzzer Yellow£1.50   £1.20

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Hot Orange

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Hot Orange£1.20   £0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Phosphor Yellow

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Phosphor Yellow£1.20   £0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Pink

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Pink£1.20   £0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Scarlet

Beadhead Anorexic Okey Dokey Scarlet£1.20   £0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Flash Attack

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Flash Attack£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Grayling Pink

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Grayling Pink£1.25   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18 & 20.

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Green

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Green£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Hot Orange

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Hot Orange£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Luminous

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Luminous£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Phosphor Yellow

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Phosphor Yellow£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Scarlet

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Scarlet£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Silver Flashback

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Silver Flashback£1.25   £1.00

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Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Sparklemet Lumi

Blank Buster Buzzer Specimen Hunter Sparklemet Lumi£1.25   £1.00

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Green

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Green£1.50   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Hot Pink River & Stillwater Trout Flies

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Hot Pink River & Stillwater Trout Flies£1.50   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Orange Trout & Grayling Fly

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Orange Trout & Grayling Fly£1.50   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Phosphor Yellow

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Phosphor Yellow£1.50   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Scarlet

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Scarlet£1.50   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Sparklemet Lumi

Blank Buster Klinkhammer Sparklemet Lumi£1.50   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Blank Buster Nomad Sparklemet Lumi Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Sparklemet Lumi Bright Day£1.25   £0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)

E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)£2.99   £1.92

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E-Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges (Downloadable)

E-Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges (Downloadable)£2.99   £1.92

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Fluoro Pink

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Fluoro Pink£1.25   £1.00

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18 & 20.

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Green

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Green£1.25   £1.00

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange£1.25   £1.00

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous£1.25   £1.00

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow£1.25   £1.00

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet£1.25   £1.00

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