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Ask when for season – Season is April to December – with key times of June to October Ask when for time of day – A good time is during the change of light from dark to bright or bright to dark (dawn and dusk) – or go dark….. Ask when for state of tide – Spring tides often produce more fish than neap tides Ask when within tidal run – Some locations… Read More

Bass fishing Jim Hendrick

I have used the Guideline Coastal line when saltwater fly fishing here in Ireland for many years now. In fact I fish with it quite a lot and really like the older type lines – HERE Now guideline have created a new version – The Coastal Evolve. Guidline have shortened the head from 10.5 m to 9.8 meters and the weight moves from 19 to 19.5 grams for the #8. This is… Read More

Catch and Respect – Fly-fishing for bass – & Leave no trace There is a skill too, in the proper release of fish! Please limit your kill rather than killing your limit. Catching a wild fish like a bass is a skillful process, releasing one successfully back to the sea alive and healthy also requires skill and good techniques. I try and apply the following to my own fishing as best I… Read More

Storms, snow, permit fishing and the longest silence.

  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

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Re-directed by our expert man on the ground who kept the possibilities of our escape from… Read More

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone. It’s not warm when she’s away. Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone and she’s always gone too long anytime she goes away. And I know, I know, I know………… Fred sang all day. He was the happiest and the funniest guide I fished with all week. Fred loved barracuda fishing and here we were at location B, a barracuda shopping mall where they cued up to… Read More