Helmsdalecompany.com went live in March 2007 due to the screaming demand for flies tied and designed by Ronald Sutherland from Helmsdale in the Highlands of Scotland. Ronald got his inspiration from his father Andrew, a guide on the River Helmsdale for 40 years and mentor Megan Boyd one of the most famous tiers in the world who lived just down the road at Kintradwell, Brora.
Ronald has been a hardcore fly fisherman for over 30 years and caught his first salmon when it was almost bigger than himself. Now running the busy Helmsdale Tackle Shop Ron tries to get a cast as often as possible on his local rivers and fishes regularly on the Spey, Dee & Ness, Ron has also fished on the Kola Peninsular on the mighty Kharlovka, Litza & Rynda. He also gives instruction in all aspects of salmon and trout fishing in the Highlands. It was on one of his many ventures to the river that he met life long friend and fellow angler Gordon Sim. Since then Ronald and Gordon have undertaken many successful fishing adventures together.