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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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 Green Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Green Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Hot Pink Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Hot Pink Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Hot Pink Dull Day

Blank Buster Nomad Hot Pink Dull Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Orange Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Orange Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Orange Dull Day

Blank Buster Nomad Orange Dull Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Scarlet Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Scarlet Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Scarlet Dull Day

Blank Buster Nomad Scarlet Dull Day£1.25   £0.80

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Sparklemet Lumi Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Sparklemet Lumi Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Yellow Bright Day

Blank Buster Nomad Yellow Bright Day£1.25   £0.80

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Blank Buster Nomad Yellow Dull Day

Blank Buster Nomad Yellow Dull Day£1.25   £0.80

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

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

E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)£2.99   £2.40

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Fluoro Pink

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Fluoro Pink£1.25

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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

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange£1.25

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Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous£1.25

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet£1.25

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Flashback Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12

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

Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges E-Booklet (Downloadable)£2.99   £2.40

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Jds Wobbler Shrimp Salmon Fly #4

Jds Wobbler Shrimp Salmon Fly #4£2.50   £1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
4/0

Sandy Dickson Straggle Pheasant Tail 21 Fly Collection

Sandy Dickson Straggle Pheasant Tail 21 Fly Collection£26.25

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Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Nomad Trout Fly Selection

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Nomad Trout Fly Selection£15.00

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Size 10.

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Specimen Hunter (32 Fly Selection)

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Specimen Hunter (32 Fly Selection)£40.00

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Sizes 10,12,14 & 16.

Sandy's Specimen Hunter Buzzer Collection

Sandy's Specimen Hunter Buzzer Collection£43.75

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Sandy Dickson Perfect Buzzer Collection -
A Complete Team of Buzzers

Sandys Barbless Pulsa Buzzers Collection 10 Deadly Buzzers

Sandys Barbless Pulsa Buzzers Collection 10 Deadly Buzzers£15.00

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10 size #10/#12 buzzers

Sandys Barbless Rhyacophilia Larva - Rockworm

Sandys Barbless Rhyacophilia Larva - Rockworm£1.50

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

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Black Back / Green

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Black Back / Green£1.50

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Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Black Back / Red

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Black Back / Red£1.50

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Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Collection

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin Collection£18.00

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Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Black

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Black£1.50

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Green

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Green£1.50

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Hot Pink

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Hot Pink£1.50

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Yellow

Sandys Blank Buster Assassin White Back / Yellow£1.50

Sandy Dicksons Blank Buster Assassins

Sandys Blank Buster Bloodworm

Sandys Blank Buster Bloodworm£1.10

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
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Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Green Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Green Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge Pack 12 Size 14

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge Pack 12 Size 14£12.50   £10.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
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Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge Size 16 (12 fly Pack)

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Hot Orange Fine Gauge Size 16 (12 fly Pack)£12.50   £10.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

20%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Luminous Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow Fine Gauge 12 Fly Pack

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Phosphor Yellow Fine Gauge 12 Fly Pack£1.25   £10.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Scarlet Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Sparklemet Lumi Buzzer Fine Gauge

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Sparklemet Lumi Buzzer Fine Gauge£1.25   £0.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

60%
OFF
Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Sparklemet Lumi Buzzer Fine Gauge 12 Trout Fly Pack

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzer Sparklemet Lumi Buzzer Fine Gauge 12 Trout Fly Pack£1.25   £10.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzers Fine Gauge 28 Flies

Sandys Blank Buster Buzzers Fine Gauge 28 Flies£35.00

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Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Emergers

Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Emergers£18.00

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Sizes 12, 14.

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