Photo of the day

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

Anyone lost a boot?

Summer is coming…………

 

old footbridge at Hollymount

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Charlie Byrne's book shop
For those of us who are not completely enslaved by the online world, Charlie Byrne’s book shop is a haven in Galway city
Small X-rap jerk bait from Rapala. Good for Perch, trout, small pike and grilse

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
Connemara Black tied on a thumping great size 6 hook

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Capes on the fly tying bench

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Coloured water on the River Robe yesterday
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5th March 2017, The Robe at Hollymount bridge. Too high and coloured to fish today
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Magenta Bumble. one for a bright day on the lough
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Alexandras in my fly box. I’m playing around with some new ideas for variations of this old classic
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midges
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Plover and hare’s lug, a great looking spider pattern

 

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contents of my shore fishing box (looking unusually tidy)
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LE William Butler Yeats off Achill Island today
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hair wing Green Peter
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A Hairy Mary tied on a big double
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The Moy in Ballina on a lovely dry winter’s day

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Clydagh river

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Mayo sky
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Galway
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spools of tippet material
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The Corrib river flowing through Galway city

pearsalls-silk-shades

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Flapper rigs. planning a trip to the Belmullet peninsular in the morning
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Macks
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feathering for mackerel

17th May

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Eany Tailfire, a great fly for a summer spate
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A bedraggled BWO.

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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Zebra mussel, millions of them are now colonising the Irish loughs

24.4.2016

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Ashore in Castlehill Bay for a brew yesterday

27.3.2016

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Spoons (none of this lot worked yesterday!)

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. Here are some from the shores of Lough Corrib and the ground of Ashford Castle taken today.

View across Ballinlough

Looking across Ballinlough, near Westport, Co. Mayo

22.11.2015

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getting ready for dying some feathers.

24.11.2015

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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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