The Fife Arms Salmon Fishing Rod


This salmon rod – 'The dee-cider' – has been created by rod maker Simon Barnes exclusively for The Fife Arms in Crieff, at the heart of Strathearn in Scotland. It is a carbon fibre rod that can be fished either as a single or a double hander – being light and versatile, it is suitable for both fishermen and women. It features a traditional cork handle and thistle-topped cork stoppers for the rod, a nod to the national flower of Scotland. 

Each rod comes in a handmade bag – with a pocket to store the stoppers when the rod is in use – and a lightweight aluminium tube. The tube is covered in The Fife Arms house tweed, a robust material crafted for the outdoors designed by textile artist Araminta Campbell and drawing on the colours of the Highland landscape. 

• 11'13" #8/9wt 
• Carbon fibre rod 
• removable rear handle 
• Cork handle 
• Thistle-topped cork stoppers 
• Bespoke bag 
• Light aluminium tube covered in The Fife Arms house tweed 

Due to ongoing issues across the UK with all delivery platforms, we cannot guarantee arrival of your purchases before the January 4th. Thank you for your patience. 

Our shipping charges are calculated live at the checkout with our delivery partner DHL Express. 

If applicable, international duties and taxes are also calculated at checkout. 

Items are shipped directly from:

The Fife Arms, Mar Rd, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YN, Scotland.​

The information contained in this Shipping and Returns Policy is subject to our Online Shop Terms and should be read in conjunction with them.

We aim to dispatch all orders within 5 working days. 
Please note that we do not deliver to all destinations from all of our shipping locations, and we are unable to deliver items to the following destinations from any of our shipping locations: Aaland Islands, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Gibraltar, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Returns & Exchanges

Important information
If on receipt of your product you are uncertain about your purchase, please keep your product in the original packaging until you have decided whether or not you wish to keep it.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us no later than 28 days from the date you receive it and provided the item is in saleable condition, we will refund or exchange the item(s), excluding any delivery charges.

Returns are only accepted online for products purchased directly from our online shop and shall be made in accordance with our Online Shop Terms of Use.
Return shipping will be charged at standard shipping rates based on your shipping location.

Making a return
To arrange a return or exchange, please contact customer services using the above below or by email at
On receipt of your returns request, we will email you a returns label to attach to the packaged item(s).If you would like to arrange a return via home collection or a collection point drop off, please inform us when you submit your returns request and we can help organise this with you.
When returning items to The Fife Arms, please ensure that they are well packaged and protected from damage in transit, within the original packaging. 
You are responsible for each item until we receive it.
All items will be inspected upon return.
Once we have received your returned item(s), we will arrange a refund, excluding any shipping costs, which will be paid in accordance with our Online Shop Terms.



Simon Barnes has fished all his life, from being taught by his grandmother to guddle trout in chilly streams to using earthworms as bait in the burns of the Borders from the age of seven. Fly fishing soon became his greatest passion – enjoying the discipline of this skilful sport which involves stealth, precision and great patience. For many years he ran a trout farm and fishery, where beginner anglers of all ages would come to catch their first fish. With the increase of mass-produced fishing rods, Simon was drawn to the idea of making his own bespoke rods. Simba Rods are hand built to order to the very highest standards, with every detail considered, making them a pleasure to hold and to use.

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