Hahah 😄 aye your not wrong there mate. Just picked up this seasons permit and the closest it'll come to a fish is the picture on the front!Don't believe a word of it...its just a cruel myth that there are fish in Scotland, a way of extracting some small fees from visitors, or providing entertainment for locals watching poor misguided visitors thrash the water in futility In fairness, I did see one salmon on the Spey, but it was clearly lost!
Always a rod and reel for me. Not convinced by survival/hobo reels, even if they weren't illegal - for reasons of casting distance and accuracy and because it puts all the pressure on the line, you don't have a rod and/or reel to vary anything.you must use a rod and reel, not a survival type reel
on it's own.