This Category is designed to help customers find the fly patterns lakes they intend to fish.
We will be developing this category with new destinations throughout 2018.
Carrowmore Lake is situated in the parishes of Kiltane and Kilcommon Erris, County Mayo between the villages of Bangor Erris and Barnatra at the southern end of Broadhaven Bay. The freshwater lake is over 4 miles (6 km) long and almost 3 miles (5 km) wide at its widest point.
It has become one of Irelands most popular salmon lakes for early season spring fish and grilse.
The fly collection in this section contains just some of the patterns that are succesful on Carrowmore throughout the fishing year..We will be updating this section with more information on the lake and the flies used there as we go through the 2018 season.
Lough Corrib is located in Galway, the west of Ireland. The River Corrib or Galway river connects the lake to the sea at Galway. It is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and second largest on the island of Ireland (after Lough Neagh). It covers 176 km² and lies mostly in County Galway with a small area of its northeast corner in County Mayo.
The first canal on the island of Ireland was cut in the 12th century. Known as the Friar's Cut, it allowed boats to pass from Lough Corrib to the sea at Galway.
Lough Corrib was designated a Ramsar site on 16 June 1996. It has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation.
The fly collection in this section contains just some of the patterns that are succesful on Lough Corrib throughout the fishing year..We will be updating this section with more information on the lake and the flies used there as we go through the 2018 season.
Lough Sheelin (from Irish Loch Síodh Linn, meaning "lake of the fairy pool"), in standard Irish Loch Síleann, is a limestone freshwater lake in Ireland located in County Westmeath, County Meath and County Cavan near the villages of Finnea (also spelled Finea) and Mountnugent and the town of Granard, (County Longford).
Despite serious pollution issues in the 1980's and early 1990's the lake has made a remarkable recovery and today is back again as one of the premier wild brown trout fisheries in Ireland.
The fly collection in this section contains just some of the patterns that are succesful there throughout the fishing year..We will be updating this section with more information on the lake and the flies used there as we go through the 2018 season.
Saltwater flyfishing is becomming very popular in Ireland including sea trout fishing in eastuaries.
Many anglers now also fly fish for Bass and Pollack and we will be extending our range of flies for these species in the comming season.
This Fly is best fished with from January to the end of October
This Bumble was designed by Andy Latimer and has been one of his most successful top dropper flies on Lough Carrowmore Co Mayo, where it has accounted for numerous spring salmon. It is a beautifully tied pattern with all the ingredients of a good bumble, quality palmered body hackles and classic colouring of claret, black, blue and red with a crest tail. Fish it for lake salmon and trout anywhere.
Anyone who has read Dennis's book “Trout From A Boat” will realise how particular the author is in his choice of body colours and correct fly proportion. This range, which reflects these important properties, covers all the essential patterns needed for fishing Corrib and Mask. Dennis's favourite early season wet fly patterns are included along with nymphs, buzzer patterns, wet and dry olives, mayfly and sedges. This is a must have range for the serious Lough fisherman who fish the wild Irish Loughs. However, the patterns will prove invaluable on any lake or reservoir where similar fly hatches occur.
This is the most popular sedge pattern fished in Ireland.It is a classic dressing of the classic sedge,with soft genetic cock saddle tied at the front for movement, suggesting the struggling or hatching fly.It is fished from March to September for wild and stocked fish and is particularly good during the mayfly season.I tie all the bodiesof my Green Peters with Traditional Irish Dubbing No.9 Green Olive
Stimulators were originally designed by the great American Fly dresser Randall Kaufmann. They were tied and fished to represent many different aspects of the trout's diet from hatching sedges to fry imitations. My range of stimulator patterns tied with bodies of Traditional Irish Dubbing are patterns that can be fished right through the fishing season. Tied with wings of deer hair and top quality cock hackles, their buoyancy and mobility make them ideal for traditional lough style �top of the water� fishing. The Claret, Black and Sooty Olive are great early season patterns and are also proven sea trout favourites. The Green, Corrib Olive and Yellow are successful from April onwards and have become extremely popular during the Mayfly season. The Fiery Brown pattern is a useful end of season sedge imitation.
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The kate Mc Laren is one of the most famous of Scottish Wet flies.
It is generally fished on the top dropper in a team of wet flies.
It's fame has spread far from it's country of origin and it is a big favourite on the Irish loughs.It can be fished right through the season from March to September. This pattern is beautifully tied and is an excellent representation of the original pattern.
I first tied this fly in the early 1980's at the request of Tony O'Brien a well known Lough Melvin angler.He liked his flies to have broad ribs and I tied a bibio version in the same style.It has proved popular since and works also very well as a brown and sea trout fly all over Ireland.
The Bibio is one of the classic all round wet flies which most anglers will have in their fly box. A great early season fly in smaller sizes for duck fly, it is fished right throughout the year for salmon trout and sea trout.
This is one of my most popular Daddies. It can be fished anywhere on the cast, alot of anglers preferring to fish it on the point.It is fished successfully all over the British Isles for stocked and wild fish. A particular favourite on Lough Melvin and Lough Mask.
I tied this pattern in the mid 1990's for the Irish ladies team who were fishing the home International on Lough Melvin.It has been a firm favourite since then.It is fished on the point in March when it is undoubtedly taken for shrimp.It is also is an all round favourite from April right through to September, fished generally on the top dropper for wild or stocked fish. A superbly dressed fly in split wing dabbler style.
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The Green Dabbler is one of the most popular fished anywhere on the cast .A particular favourite wet fly pattern at mayfly time.This particular pattern has a front hackle as well as a palmered body hackle.It is a beautifully tied example of the dabbler series.See also Claret dabbler,Sooty Olive Dabbler,International Dabbler,Cock Robin dabbler.The body of this fly is tied with my Traditional Irish Dubbing No.2 Medium Olive.
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Flies with hackles tied palmer style down the body have been about as long as fly dressing itself. With my deer tail range of bumbles I have included soft grouse hackles at the front of the flies and wings of natural deer hair. This combination gives these patterns great mobility and buoyancy that make them effective patterns for fishing in the surface film.
A beautiful bumble version of the original famous Watson's Fancy.Fished from March to September. A great favourite for sea trout and salmon from Donegal through Connemara to the Killarney Lakes.
These superbly tied patterns are perfect examples of how a bumble should be dressed. This version of Kingsmill Moore's Bumble is a super top dropper pattern.It fishes well throughout the season from April onwards. It is very successful fished on the top dropper at Mayfly time.
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This Fly is best used : April - September
This Fly is successful on Lough Carrowmore
This pattern is a variant of Kingsmill Moore's famous Claret Bumble. Muddler heads of deer hair,in this case dyed claret are tied on flies to give them a greater buoyancy. The large muddler head also causes more disturbance when fished in the surface film. This popular trout fly variant has become a firm favourite on Lough Carrowmore in County Mayo where it has been very successful for spring salmon.
One of Kingsmill Moore's most popular Bumbles, it is a great pattern for trout, salmon and sea-trout.I like the claret body hackle to be a medium claret in colour and the body is made from Traditional Irish Dubbing No.14 Medium Claret. Generally fished top or mid dropper in a team of wet flies.
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This fly is used in May, June and July.
This fly was first designed by Stan headley for Lough Melvin. It is a great top dropper fly on a team of wets at Mayfly time. It is now fished all over Ireland and has acquired a number of variants eg Green Octopus and some with muddler heads, Also works well for salmon on lakes. It has proved very successful on Carrowmore in recent years.
This beautiful spent gnat pattern was invented by Sam Anderson
from Clabby (Co Tyrone). Originally invented for Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh where Sam fished in the 1950's and 1960's it is now a firm favourite everywhere.The dressing is in E.J.Malone,s "Irish Trout And Salmon Flies" along with many beautiful mayfly patterns.
The body on this fly is given a realistic translucency by a covering of clear plastic.
This fly is part of my Dry Mayfly range which incorporates both traditional and modern patterns. Made up of local Irish favourites like the Mosely and O'Connor Mayflies; this selection includes Wulff patterns from America and a range of new flies from Dennis Moss. The range also includes flies I have designed incorporating wings of CDC which have been very effective over the past few seasons.
This part of my Dry Mayfly range which incorporates both traditional and modern patterns. Made up of local Irish favourites like the Mosely and O'Connor Mayflies; this selection includes Wulff patterns from America and a range of new flies from Dennis Moss. The range also includes flies I have designed incorporating wings of CDC which have been very effective over the past few seasons.
Wulff patterns first became popular in Ireland in the Mid 1990's. They were immediately successful .The most popular pattern early on was the Grey wulff which was fished as a spent gnat imitation.Gradually other patterns followed and this green pattern is probably the most popular of them. It is a great fly during hatches of green drake.
I designed this pattern about four years ago and it has become a firm favourite everywhere at Mayfly time..It is designed to sit right in the surface film.The CDC Dark Olive Mayfly is now available in size 10 and size 12.
I first tied this pattern about ten years ago.I based it on the colours of a successful wet french partridge mayfly and added wings of CDC.It looks extremely realistic and the upright CDC wings aid it when blowing along in a breeze. It is now one of the most successful dry fly patterns on Lough Erne and Corrib. .
Popular from March to September. A great all round fly. This is a slimline floss bodied Pennell ,fished in river and lake with equal success.A popular fly early on in sizes 12 and 14 when duck fly are hatching.One of the best river wet patterns around. A great fly for the hill loughs of Donegal and Connemara.
This is one of a trio of authentic Dennis Moss Mayfly patterns in my collection.It is extremely popular in the West of Ireland. Dennis says of it. "This fly imitates the last phase of the Mayfly cycle-the adult spinner or spent phase.I have huge confidence in this and the Ginger mayfly,and whereas the Ginger is the fly for the duns,the Grey is the pattern for the gnat rise.Towards the latter half of the Mayfly hatch,and for the evening fall of spent fly,the Grey comes into its own.It is a big trout fly with a long pedigree.I have yet to fish a lough in Ireland where the trout refuse it."(Quote from "Trout and Salmon- The Essential Guide to Irish Lough Fishing" by Dennis Moss.) See also Moss Mayfly Green and Moss Mayfly Ginger.
This is one of a trio of authentic Dennis Moss Mayfly patterns in my collection.It is extremely popular in the West of Ireland particularly on Loughs Corrib and Mask.A must have for May. See also Moss Mayfly Grey and Moss Mayfly Ginger.
This is one of a trio of authentic Dennis Moss Mayfly patterns in my collection. It is extremely popular. Dennis invented this pattern over 20 years ago and it is still one of his mainstay patterns. He states " The Ginger May accounted for my biggest brown from Corrib. It is a must have pattern for the time of year for which it was designed,and very good during the day and for the early part of the Mayfly hatch when the trout are feeding exclusively on duns." (Quote from "Trout and Salmon- The Essential Guide to Irish Lough Fishing" by Dennis Moss.) See also Moss Mayfly Grey and Moss Mayfly Green.
NEW Trout Fly for 2018
This "Black Artic Fox Spent" pattern was given to me recently by Dennis Moss. It is one of his favourites for spent gnat fishing everwhere from Lough Derg to Lough Sheelin. The soft wing and flat hackle style make it lie low in the surface film and it is easily taken under by trout. A must for the serious Gnat Fisherman in 2018.