GUESTS WHO book salmon fishing during their stay at the famous Gleneagles Hotel are to receive a fly tied by hotel gillie Willie Mccutcheon. The Gleneagles Glory has a copper tinsel body, gold rib, bucktail tail, and Arctic fox wing with flash. Colours were inspired by the hotel's plush interior. What a good idea. Surely every hotel or estate should give guests a bespoke fly. There is a sting in the tail, however. Bed and breakfast at the Royal Lochnagar suite will set you back £3,780 per night this month, although you can lie in a comfortable standard double room for £590. Gleneagles offers guests fly-fishing on its trout lochs and arranges days on the nearby Tay. A chauffeur drives you to the hut.
The Glory: its colours may suit a spring cast.