Ally Gowans roadtests a new rod

How to buy a fishing rod – with angling legend Ally Gowans. The man who tied the Ally Shrimp, doyen of Scottish salmon fishing Ally Gowans goes to the River Tummel to try out a new rod by Malcolm Gray of Alnwick, and explains how to buy a new rod when you are at a shop or game fair..

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