A story of fly fishing - from making a fly to catching a salmon.
River Tweed, Kelso, Scotland.
L/S of a bridge over a Scottish river (presumably river Tweed). A town is seen in the background (most probably Kelso). L/S of the river in its natural habitat, in the countryside. L/S of the little boat on the river, there are two men in it. Voiceover talks about one of the world's favourite sports, fly fishing (fly-fishing).
L/S of an elderly woman sitting at garden table making flies. M/S of the woman at the table making flies. Materials are on one side of the table and finished files on the other. C/U shot of the woman's hand pulling off feathers from one of the birds (pheasant) and attaching them to the hook. M/S of the woman reaching for more feathers to attach them to the hook. The woman is veteran fly maker Isobella Hermiston, who makes world famous Roxburgshire flies which are exported all over the world. High angle shot of the hand pulling feathers, attaching them to a hook and cutting off surplus thread with little scissors. C/U shot of her face as she works. Several more C/U shots of feathers being attached to hooks creating flies. Several C/U and medium shots displaying famous flies: 'Jock Scott', 'Thunder and Lightening', 'Golden Dog', 'Black Ranger', 'Silver and Black Doctor'...
High angle C/U shot of a woman's hand taking a fly out of the silver fly box. M/S of the woman in fishing clothes walking. Cut to a M/S of the fishing party - several people around the car, getting ready for fishing. People walk towards the water. Some go to a boat and others enter the water. M/S of a man in the boat fishing while a servant is standing in the water holding the boat trying to keep it still! M/S of a woman casting her fly. C/U shot of a woman's face as she casts her fly again. Man in the boat has hooked a salmon. Several shots of salmon being fished, netted and put into a box in the boat. L/S of the river with a small boat in - repetition of one of the shots from the beginning.