In the street and in society I am almost invariably cheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean. No amount of gold or respectability would in the least redeem it — dining with the Governor or a member of Congress!! But alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sprout lands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even on a black and, to most, cheerless day, like this, when a villager would be… Read More

Always take the initiative. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief. Learn to live with your mistakes. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your… Read More

Start to mentally couple the weather and the tide in your mind and before you go fishing you will almost certainly get that ‘primeval’ feeling of what to expect from your best angling marks. Subconsciously you will begin to make decisions about when and where to fish and even when not to fish. Then slowly begin to establish natural patterns and rhythms that represent success and when you notice them falling into… Read More

Blue white deceiver – St Helens Wexford. During a run of fish both day and night (Fish ran all day with moving water) the blue and white deceiver was simply unbelievable for many weeks through to September. I learned so much over a three week period, in hindsight its difficult to remember a run of fly caught fish like it since. Yes there have been days, and odd weeks no doubt but… Read More

  If you’re looking for accessible versatile and quality saltwater flyfishing equipment then look no further, ECHOFLYFISHING continue to successfully provide them all. Speaking for myself, I’m continuously happy with the rods I own both in the EPR the 3S and indeed the TI range. I seldom comment about gear but I’ve said this before see HERE from 2012 – these rods are ideal for the Irish angler looking to dip his toes… Read More

– It will be rain tonight. – Let it come down. William Shakespeare – Macbeth The weather can recreate both the world and indeed ourselves. But is it the change in ourselves because of weather that often brings us closer to the fish? William my brother and many other friends experienced amazing bass fishing this morning. The opportunity we saw some days ago was realised through the accumulated experience within ourselves, both… Read More

An opportunity approaches. Thirty seven years later I’m still fishing at the location. Now I do it a bit differently and with a little more experience. There’s still so much to learn though. I’m here looking for a low tide fish on the fly, a favourite time of mine, and now all this time later the fly is my favoured method. The timing is critical like most things in bass fishing and… Read More