Author: annella-fly

Lock down in Northern Ireland

While travelling to visit family in N.Ireland in March, I found myself stuck there during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As month 1 went to month 2 and so forth, my brother offered me some fishing gear.  Wearing his big size 11’s, we ventured out to the River Bush.   The flies that were around us were small […]

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Knot tying – frustrating times for beginners

Knot tying One of the necessities of fly fishing independently is knowing how to tie flies on your line and how to tie line to line. There are many variations of knots people use but I tend to have 3 or 4 go to knots that I use.  This page is designed for the beginner […]

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Springtime on the Irish Loughs

By Mark Linton By far the most important factor in fly-fishing for wild brown trout in Irish lakes is the weather, at least for the big lakes anyway. The smaller lakes can respond better in less than ideal conditions. The kind of day you are after would be heavily overcast, with a moderate breeze; preferably […]

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Fishing season has started in N.Ireland

Prime Trout Season in Ireland by Mark Linton, Belfast, N.Ireland I shouldn’t be writing this, I should be fishing! It’s prime trout fishing season here in Ireland but the wind is blowing from the east, bitterly cold and gusting to 50 mph. It’s not ideal.  The season started well on my local river with big […]

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Events in April

There are a bunch of events going on in April from fly tying classes to talks and trainings. As a member of MWFF, I highly recommend the Maine Women Flyfishers with Judy Camuso who is Maine’s Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Read more here…

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Striper Fishing in Maine – are you ready?

It’s late Spring and I’m getting all my gear ready to keep in the car for those days when I can get a few hours on the Southern Maine beaches.  I’ve been fishing for striped bass a few years and love it. We all have our different set ups but here is what I have […]

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