Margaree's newest fly shop has been years in the making in the dreams of resident fisherman, Alex Breckenridge. Alex spent his early years fishing the rivers of the West Coast of Scotland fishing trout and sea trout (not always fly fishing!). He landed his first Salmon on the River Ayr on a Stinchar Stoat he tied himself and from that day forward, was hooked on Salmon fishing and fly tying. Alex moved to the Highlands of Scotland where he tied flies locally for the River Oykel. Shortly after, Neil Graesser of the River Cassley, invited Alex to tie for his hotel/fishings. Alex' flies were sold in shops from the Highlands of Scotland to the Southwest and beyond.
During his long stints working offshore around the world, Alex landed in Margaree for the first time in 2003 where he fell in love with the River, The Margarees and its community. He has been working to settle in Margaree ever since.
In late June 2015 Alex' dream was fully realized with the opening of his own fly tying shop. The Tying Scotsman appeared on Mill Road in Margaree Forks adjacent to the home he shares with Kay and Buster.
The Tying Scotsman features Alex' flies, a selection of quality fly tying materials, lines, leaders, rods, reels, waders, boots and hopefully anything you may have left at home! We offer full tackle rentals (rod, reel, line and waders). Looking for guides or accommodations? We are happy to assist you in planning any part of your fishing trip to the Margaree.
Alex has fished most of the major rivers in the UK, including the Tay and Spey and in Canada, the Margaree and Restigouche. Alex can tie for any river and would be delighted to take any special requests for a river you may be visiting.
Alex and Kay