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Erriff Salmon Course

Last Friday evening I arrived at the wonderful Aashleagh Lodge on the Erriff Fishery that divides Galway and Mayo.  The Lodge itself was stunning and I received the warmest of welcomes from the fishery manager and the staff. 429 more words

River Update 4/22/16

SALMON FLIES!!!


The Salmon Flies are starting to appear. A good 25 minute hatch today with a fair amount of bugs. Fish are still uncooperative and are not looking up as much as we would like to see but things are still settling down for irrigation and run off. 166 more words

Salmon Fishing Courses

Yesterday I had a very successful stillwater trout fishing course at Ardaire Springs in Mooncoin.  Luckily we had some great weather for the day.

For anyone interested in improving their salmon fishing skills I have two courses coming up.  84 more words

Today's Claret Brown or in Praise of the Mustad-Chestertown Model 3298 Hook

For those who know me or have followed this blog for some time, my latest version of the Claret Brown will come as no surprise: 170 more words

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The Stunner


I’ve been wanting to tie this one for awhile and finally got to it this morning. It’s from Tolfrey’s classic Jones’ Guide to Norway. (1848) Here is the recipe (listed as Tolfrey did): 65 more words

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The Claret Brown - Spey Plate Tying Fun

I’ve been working on a few flies for my Spey Plate ’16 contribution. I usually tie multiple versions with material variations,  different hook sizes/styles, and perhaps a different tying method or two, and this year is no different. 150 more words

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Spey Plate 2016 Fly

The fly for the 2016 Spey Plate has been selected, and the contributions are beginning to pour in. Stay tuned for pictures of the excellent individual efforts. 123 more words

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