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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Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Phosphor Yellow

Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Phosphor Yellow£1.50

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

Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Pink

Sandys Blank Buster Cdc Pink£1.50

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

Sandys Blank Buster Klinkhammer Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Klinkhammer Selection£45.00

Sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green£1.10

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

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange£1.10

  (3)

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

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi£1.10

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

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Phosphor Yellow

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Phosphor Yellow£1.10

  (2)

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

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet£1.10

  (3)

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

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Mega Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Mega Selection£33.00

  (1)

Sizes 12, 14, 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection£16.50

  (2)

Sandy Dickson Blank Buster Spider Collection - Sizes 12, 14, 16.

Sandys Flashback Blank Buster Bloodworm

Sandys Flashback Blank Buster Bloodworm£1.10

  (4)

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

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Green

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Green£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Sandys Green Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black£1.25

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Blue

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Blue£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Green

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Green£1.25

  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Pearl

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Pearl£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Pink

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Pink£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Red

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Red£1.25

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Yellow

Sandys Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Yellow£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Rainbow Buzzer Phosphor Yellow

Sandys Rainbow Buzzer Phosphor Yellow£1.25

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold£1.25

  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Sandys Rainbow Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Red Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Red

Sandys Red Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Red£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Red Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Sandys Red Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Black£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Gold£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver

Sandys Silver Irridescent Platinum Blank Buster Buzzer Silver£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Beige

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Beige£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Black

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Black£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Copper

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Copper£1.25   £1.00

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

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Green

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Green£1.25

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

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Orange

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Orange£1.25   £1.00

  (1)

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

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Pink

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Fl Pink£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Red

Sandys Straggle Pheasant Tail Red£1.25   £1.00

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

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Semperfli - Sandys Thorax Magic - Colour Enhancing Tape

Semperfli - Sandys Thorax Magic - Colour Enhancing Tape£0.65   £0.20

Snow Queen Wobbler Salmon Fly

Snow Queen Wobbler Salmon Fly£2.25   £1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
4/0

Starburst Wobbler Salmon Fly

Starburst Wobbler Salmon Fly£2.50   £1.25

Available in Fly Size 4

Sunrise Wobbler Salmon Fly

Sunrise Wobbler Salmon Fly£2.50   £1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
4/0

  
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