Saturday 1 March 2014

Saltwater Fly Fishing Casting and Tying Workshop


3 Guides 3 Days 3 Disciplines


April 28th, 29th and 30th.


Glenda Powell, Brian Healey and Jim Hendrick


Its an idea that came together for me last year, over the past few days the idea has turned to reality and is now a real opportunity for any person who already enjoys or would like to learn more about saltwater fly fishing on the Irish coast.

Glenda, Brian and I have teamed up to provide three days of integrated and blended workshops that will compliment each other and provide you with a solid base of saltwater fly fishing knowledge and techniques for your 2014 season and beyond. Improve your fly casting, fly tying and fishing techniques and have a lot of fun too along the way!

Running over three days the primer is limited to nine places. The intention being that each person will experience two workshops in each of the disciplines over the three days, total six workshops! Because there’s such a lot going on timings are spaced nicely.

  • Fly casting techniques SH - delivered by Glenda – improving line speed, casting bigger flies, body positioning and much more.
  • Fly tying techniques – delivered by Brian – tying techniques for BTD’s, saltwater sea trout patterns, and material management.
  • Fly fishing – delivered by Jim – take your new improved casting and your own newly tied flies and go fishing on the wild coast with Jim

I am delighted that we will be based at one of the countries longest established and well known bass fishing centres – The Bella Vista at Cobh, in Co.Cork – Kevin has vast experience both of bass fishing and bass fishing anglers!

So if you have had a difficult forced ‘hibernation’ over the past ten weeks and are looking forward to season 2014 what better way to shake off the cobwebs in enthusiastic good company, good food, excellent accommodations and wild fishing on the Cork coast.

Cost for three days Saltwater Primer, (six workshops) two nights B+B, –€375.00 – evening meals at the Bella Vista or at local restaurants can be arranged and are a little extra. For more details of the primer and workshop content please download a .pdf file HERE  __________________________________________________________________

Glenda Powell

Irelands world fly casting champion and fishing guide

Glenda Powell has achieved an enviable reputation both for her tuition capabilities and casting skills.
Her knowledge of the physics & mechanics of fly-casting embraces all of the latest technology, tackle & equipment.
She is always on the lookout for new developments which will enable newcomers and more experienced fisherpersons (!) alike to both improve their skills and gain more enjoyment from their sport.
She talks with ease & vast knowledge about the latest spey lines, rod development and casting techniques.
She can teach all levels from complete beginner to the highest levels of advanced.She has a very gentle manner with her tuition, and has an uncanny ability to judge the needs of clients and tailors her approach to their lessons to ensure that they feel at ease and gain the maximum benefit.

Glenda is currently the chairperson of APGAI Ireland.

Brian Healey

Saltwater fly fisher, fly tier and fishing guide

One of the most unassuming and capable fly fishers I have ever met, Brian Healeys saltwater ties and flies have integrated themselves into both my fishing (and many other peoples too) and guiding service over the past few years.

The flies have resulted in a much greater level of both confidence and a sense of ‘rightness’ that is hard to explain, its part of a dual process. With many many years of top level guiding and personal fishing experiences along the Irish coast Brian has a treasure trove of knowledge across many aspects of saltwater fly fishing that he is more than willing to share

We have worked together with people from Holland, the UK and France and hope to build on that relationship with this new venture.

Bass fishing guide

Jim Hendrick

If you are reading this blog well you have some idea about Jim Hendrick. Guiding for bass on a professional basis since 2003 both on fly and lure along the southern coasts of Ireland I hope to be able to share with you some of the possibilities of the Cork coast and the learning of not only the last ten years but the experiences I have garnered from other people and their influences too.

Being married to a Cork woman has its merits and I guess it has given me time to explore and fish the Cork coast on guiding ‘down time’ over the years. A place of unique beauty and opportunity all of its own.

If you would like more details or to reserve a place on this exciting three day opportunity then please don’t hesitate to call me at any time on 086 3444557

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