Photo of the day

Random fishing and fly tying photographs. I will try to post as often as I can.

At the fly tying desk
With no fishing during the lockdown I’m taking the opportunity to learn more tunes on the 3 string
Like my Canon very much, just need to get better at using it!
Clare Lake in Claremorris
sea fishing in Donegal many years ago
This old bag has seen better days!
Evening light over Lough Lannagh
Nephin in the distance
Erris Head
The Shannon as it flows through Athlone
small plugs
Organised chaos
Too much of this last night!
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My old ‘Perfect’ fly reel, wonder if I will get a chance to use it this season?
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How many reels do I need! This is just a few of my collection, mainly trout fly reels. There are salmon fly reels, sea reels, spinning reels, baitcasters and multipliers on top of this lot
Found this brand new Rapala Husky Jerk still in its box. It was in amongst my sea fishing gear for some strange reason. 12cm size, good for springers
6000C loaded with braid and ready for action after the lockdown
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some cool striped devons
spools of light line for my coarse fishing
My lovely old Cardinal 70, handy for pike fishing

 

flies for springers
Castlebar, 1948

a salmon boils close to the boat

seacat in Stranraer

 

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Teal

 

Ben at the helm, Bog Bay, Carrowmore

old photo of Ben and Mick as we leave the roachpond

The car at cross strand
Warning!
Sky over white strand
making up traces for the weekend
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new braid on the old Penn reel

Foxford

time to get the sea fishing gear looked out

Silver March Brown

A heron on the banks of the Castlebar river

reports suggest lough Mask is fishing well right now

Silver Invicta, size 12

New reel

Claret Bumble / Clan Chief with a muddler head

         Lough Furnace

the ford

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trolling gear for the Cashel

Ben asleep after lunch

box of bits

River Griese, County Kildare

The river Greese, Co. Kildare

The summer sun slowly setting over the county Mayo countryside

Rain heading our way, Lough Conn August 2017

heading downstream

Pike on the Rapala

green stimulator

a pair of sea reels

Summer is coming…………

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Charlie Byrne's book shop

Frank Dooley landed the first salmon today (opening day) at the Glenisland River mouth. A very fresh 8lb fish

Connemara Black tied on a thumping great size 6 hook

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Capes on the fly tying bench

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Clydagh river

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pearsalls-silk-shades

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17th May

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3.5.2016

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A broken marker pole on Cullin. Two weeks ago this hazard was covered in water. Take care when fishing and motoring on Irish loughs, there are lots of these damaged poles out there.

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24.4.2016

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Ashore in Castlehill Bay for a brew yesterday

27.3.2016

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Water is still high on the Corrib River in Galway

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I have been sadly amiss in not posting photos lately due to work commitments.

View across Ballinlough

Looking across Ballinlough, near Westport, Co. Mayo

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Pearsill’s tying silk, still the best for making spiders.

25.11.2015

Storm clouds gather over the Cashel River in County Mayo

29.11.2015

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A Connemara Black Dabbler still in the vice.

3.12.2015

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Sculpture beside Lough Owel

7.12.2015

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Helen and Nessie looking out across a sheltered bay on Lough Corrib.

8.12.2015

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Bridge over the Cong River. A popular salmon river, the Cong is also an important spawning stream for Ferox trout.

10.12.2015

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Lough Beltra

16th December 2015

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Me on top of Nephin last year. You can see the Errew shore, Castlehill Bay and Brachwannsha in the distance.

19.12.2015

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Buzzers in the fly box

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Soldier Palmers

30.12.2015

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Goldheads

31.12.2016

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A couple of Clousers
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In my fly box
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My GOB variant

1.1.2016

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In my wetfly box

11..1.2016

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Castlebar, my adopted home

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