INTO THE ABYSSS
Heavy tubes and coneheads are efficient at fishing very deep. One of the best is the Franc N Snaelda. Tied in Willie Gunn colours and different sizes, it will catch fish all year whether it’s swung or dead-drifted into pots. Try pumping the rod back and forth to move it in deep slots – the extra movement gets the long feelers twitching, which salmon can find irresistible. A standard Willie Gunn tied on a copper tube will also reach the depths. Thousands of fish have been caught on it.