Photo of the day

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

Always old treasure lying about in the shed
3cm Rapala
fishing lough Belra
The old ABU Krill, absolutely deadly for sea trout in brackish water. I loved these baits and caught so many fish on them as a nipper.
The harbour on Carrowmore
keeping busy
A search through different pockets unearthed this collection of assorted river flies.
Looking across Ballinlough, Westport. Used to be stocked with rainbows but has not received any fish for a couple of seasons. Hopefully it will be revived this year
where I berth the boat on Lough Conn. High, cold water
Flat calm on Beltra
Making up rigs for tench fishing
An old photo of me with a grilse from the Moy at Ballina. Think this must have been ’94 or ’95.
river floats in a tube, when will they get used?
Hard to believe it is nearly 4 years since Nessie died.
Setting up the rods for a coarse fishing session
Going through old photos. This is the river Kelvin at Kirkintilloch near Glasgow. I used to catch some nice trout here when I lived in the town many years ago.
Me on top of Nephin from a few years ago
River Greise in Co. Kildare from a few years ago
Head of an Indian Crow. It was in a bag of materials I bought 40 years ago and I have used all the feathers now.
Me and Helen, hard to believe this was taken 11 years ago!
I know, more floats! Fully stocked up now with floats for running and still water
wonder if I’ll get to the Cropredy festival in 2021?
you can never have too many floats
lichens
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!
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

red-midge-size-16

The car at cross strand
Warning!
Sky over white strand
making up traces for the weekend
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New reel

Pike on the Rapala

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Soldier Palmers

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Goldheads

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A couple of Clousers
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In my fly box
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My GOB variant

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In my wetfly box

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Castlebar, my adopted home

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