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Fly-fishing, Women, Drinking, Stitches…

July 13th, 2011

I sort of went off the radar for the last while. Women, drinking and getting stitches in my hand were all to blame. I had one blog to write about early morning caenis feeders but to be honest, the day in question was almost identical to the other blog I wrote on the topic.. The only difference was Johns brother Damien was with us. I’ll add some pics anyway.

The weather is fantastic right now and I’m getting motivated again. John just informed me about some late evening sedge fishing on Corrib. That will probably be our next venture. Hopefully tomorrow evening actually. Stitches in hand or not I’ll man up and get out there. Doctors are rarely right in my experience anyhow.

At some point in the near future I’ll be targeting salmon and seatrout, both locally and in North Co. Mayo and maybe Co. Sligo. Decent runs of fish are arriving and I dont want to miss the boat on this like I did last season.

I’m taking my boat out of Maam tomorrow and putting it on the sea outside my front door. Maam,at the Nortwest tip of Lough Corrib, has been absolutely useless this year so I wont waste any more time there. The sea will present some great fly-fishing opportunities for the rest of the summer. Lots of pollock and mackerel to be caught, there is talk of bass but I’m not holding my breath on that one, at least not around here. I hope to get down south to target them however. There’s a good chance of ballan wrasse on fly and maybe horse mackerel. Sandeels too. There are mullet around but they generally just frustrate the crap out of me. Yesterday evening they did just that.

So thats about it.. I’ve set myself up for some good blogs and I want to deliver on them. Time and this blog’s title will tell.


Ps. Tip of the week. Don’t buy an Airflo 40+ sinking line. They come apart at the joint between the running line and the head. I’ve seen it happen to the only four 40+’s I know of.

Also, on a totally different note, pardon the pun, I went to see a band recently that I’ve been enjoying.  They’re called Austra. Have a listen! This song is a good intro to the band but all their stuff is great. I like it anyway! Link at the bottom..

Oh, one more thing.. Get yourself over here Paul, It’s time!


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