Thursday 21 February 2008

jack and the scorpion fish

I got this fantastic photograph from an e-mail friend called Jack. Jack saltwater fly fishes in and around the Dalkey area of Dublin. He caught this, his first fish of the season on a little shrimp pattern which he tied himself. It makes me wonder how many other species can be caught on the fly in Irish waters? and I also wonder was it the first saltwater fly caught fish in Ireland of 2008? - thanks Jack for a great first fish of 2008.

Saturday 9 February 2008

Lucky Craft Pointer Real Skin


Redington Super Sport Series - now available at SEAi

Our newest performance rod here at SEAi . Featuring the newest Redington technology.The SS Super Sport is an ultra light and ultra sensitive 4-piece performance rod that offers smooth casting, superb lifting power and balance with minimum weight. The blank is made with Redington™ Red.Core construction, which incorporates 85-million modulus Toray Japanese graphite, high-density resin coating and a layer of tape wound graphite, creating a super strong, super light blank. The series is completed with titanium trimmings and high-end appointments.

Aluminum reel seat with graphite insert
The finest grade cork grip available
Titanium snake guides and titanium oxide stripping guides
Alignment dots with rod length and weight indication on each section
Comes complete with a unique blue woven graphite tube that features a laser engraved cap

What Fly Fisherman Magazine said about the Super Sport

WHEN WE HEARD THAT Redington’s new SS Super
Sport series was made with 85-million modulus
graphite - a material we’ve been told is too stiff and
brittle for fly rods - we thought maybe there was just
a little bit of the unusually light graphite composite
in the butt section. But according to Redington Sales
Manager Mark Andresen, more than 75 percent of the
rod is made up of 85-million modulus graphite - from
the butt all the way up past the third section and into
the tip. How do they keep the light but brittle material
from breaking? According to Andresen, the secret is the
inner core that is made from a 3/32” strip of low-modulus
graphite wound in a spiral around the rod mandrel like
the stripes on a candy cane. The 85-million modulus
graphite material is then wrapped on the outside in the
traditional manner, with the fibers running lengthwise
from the butt to the tip.
Without this tape-wound inner core, Andresen says
the 85-million modulus graphite would likely break
under the strain of a large fish, but the combination of
the core and outer fibers creates a light, fast-action rod
with exceptional strength. The midnight blue rod has
silver wraps, Pac Bay TiOx blue striping guides, and
titanium snake guides. There are seven 4-piece models,
3- through 9-weight, plus a saltwater 6-weight.
- FFM Staff

Sunday 3 February 2008

February and 2 days in Cork..

Its remarkable really how quickly things can change - the top photo was taken on saturday morning the next two were taken 24 hours later virtually at the same location.....

New Website

The beginning AND the end…

Forwarded to - The Irish Bass Policy Group (David McInerny, John Quinlan, Shane O Reilly, Mike Hennessy, Dr William Roche, Dr Nial O'Ma...