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Forum to discuss angling from kayaks, canoes, portabotes and other coastal craft. Small boat and kayak angling in Ireland. In July, we arrived in Mayo to be greeted by a falling flood, cloud cover and wind, i.e. conditions to die for and great for grilse in the Lough systems of that county. A fortnight later, two of us had one 3lb grilse to show for our efforts. There have been many blank days on the Ridge Pool and coincidentally, the webcam has been out of action since early July. IFI appear to be in denial and continue to pen fishing reports that make everything sound rosey.
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Fly tying involves the ‘dressing’ of a fishing hook to create an artificial fly, which is then used by anglers at the end of a rod and line to catch fish. It’s a little-known part of Ireland’s heritage but many angling shops in Ireland in the late 1800s and early 1900s employed ‘fly dressers.’ Some were considered masters of their craft, thanks to their skills, creativity and the traditional methods that they used. Although I've previously designed excellent 'elegantly flying' Spey lines that were purposely built for turning over heavy & long sink tips of different sink densities I do have my own personal sink tip favourite that I used to fish with all year round on the deeper River Tay. That special friend is a braided core type 3 (brown) tapered tip in a 15ft length. This tip works a treat with a longish rod in the cold Spring water when you're primarily searching the slower moving water with slow fly presentation targeted at 2 ft down into the water column. In the warmer water of Summer where you're primarily looking to the faster, often shallower and better oxygenated streamy water for salmon to be in it also works a treat assuming you're able to dictate the depth and speed of your fly by mending or extended rod angle positions through the fly's swing (or both). This tip is fine on the deeper River Tay as is its big brother (Type 7) but you'd unlikely get away with these on the shallower Scottish rivers like the Dee or the Spey where you'd mainly need to be on the intermediate (Type 1.5) sink tip equivalent unless faced with a deep pool situation. Which Salmon Leader Material Is Best
In recognition of the cultural importance of this craft and to record examples, a collection of traditional fly dressings was commissioned in 1902, with specific sets of flies collected for each of the twenty fishery districts throughout the country. The current custodians of this important collection, Inland Fisheries Ireland, is publishing the ‘1902 Cork Collection of Salmon Flies’ picture book online this week, making it freely available to new generations around the world. Shane O’Reilly of Inland Fisheries Ireland with the 1902 Cork Collection of Salmon Flies The bulk and weight of a salmon fly leader should be selected based on the bulk and weight of the salmon fly being used. The art of effectively & effortlessly 'turning over' a salmon fly is 100% to do with energy transfer to the fly after the forward delivery power stroke of the cast has been applied. In other words a very light or limp leader will struggle to make that energy transfer effective all the way to a salmon fly if the leader has not been selected with the bulk and weight of the salmon fly being used. Salmon Leader Length & Breaking Strain Boat Angling - everything welcome. The opinions expressed here are those of the private individuals, and we accept no responsibility or liability.