Munster Fly Fair 2023
Munster Fly Fair - 11 & 12 November 2023
Fly Fishing & fly Tying event being held at Clonanav Fly Fishing in Co Waterford on the 11 & 12 of November. Come see fly fishing and fly tying demonstrations from World renowned anglers and Fly Tyers - lots to be announced in the coming weeks.
This is an event not to be missed!
• Fly Tying Demonstrations
• Casting Demonstrations
• Top Brands on Display
• Great Atmosphere all weekend!
Some of the amazing ranges of fly tying available on the weekend -
Whiting, Veniard, Metz, Partridge, Semperfli, Gulff, Ahrex, C&F Design, Regal, Anvil, Stonfo, Loon, Hends, Fulling Mill, Kamasan, Hanak, Dr Slick, Swiss CDC, Polish Quills, Future Fly and lots more!
Fly Fishing gear will be on display from the following brands:
Simms, Guideline, Hardy, Greys, Sage, Patagonia, Orvis, Thomas & Thomas, RIO, Airflo, Scientific Anglers, Yeti, Umpqua, Fishpond, Vision, Cortland, Lamson, Abel, Ross, and lots more!
— CASTING DEMOS —
Casting demos from some of the World's leading experts! Come an see casters like Steve Peterson, Jim Curry and many more! This is a great FREE event.
— FLY TYING —
World class fly tyers from the UK & Ireland will be tying at the weekend. See the latest trout, salmon and saltwater patterns being tied by experts. Tyers including Paul Little, Darryl Mooney, Shane Hickey, Kevin Sheridan, John Maduro, Trevor Greene and more!
— INDUSTRY EXPERTS —
Come and meet some of the top industry experts from top brands including SIMMS, HARDY, GUIDELINE, SAGE, PATRIDGE and many more!
— HUGE RANGE OF PRODUCTS —
Clonanav Fly Fishing stocks the largest range of fly fishing and fly tying gear in Ireland. Why not come along and view the fantastic range of products we will have during the weekend
Fly dressing began in those early years with the necessity to dress small Stoats tail tube flies fished in conjunction with an artificial lure to catch pike. Natural progressions followed into fly fishing and hence fly dressing for both trout and salmon.
It was a chance meeting in 1996 at one of those enjoyable Partridge fly tying days with a fly dresser that turned my fly dressing and life on its head once again, Marvin Nolte. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Marvin. The world of classic salmon flies beckoned.
I have recently enjoyed dressing the patterns in two recently published books by O’Keefe, Farlow’s Salmon Flies and the Hardy’s Salmon flies, and in particular the simple strip wing flies they contain. It shows that although we have some of the same materials, it is difficult to produce the flies with the same look. However, that does not stop us from producing and enjoying our own tyings of the patterns described therein; wouldn’t it be nice to be transported back in time for the old Masters to look our modern interpretations of their work; I wonder what they would think!!
Darryl is the UK and Ireland Sales Director for Fishing Matters whose brands include Partridge of Redditch, Sprite, Cox & Rawle, Geoff Anderson and Marryat Rods. He lives in Northern Ireland where he grew up fishing for wild brownies on his local Rivers Lagan and Bann and this remains his passion to this day. Darryl specializes in all aspects of river nymph fishing and fly tying.
My name is Shane Hickey. I am a fly angler and tyer from Limerick city. I first started fly fishing about 20 years ago for brown trout on the Shannon and it’s tributary the Mulkear, where my favourite method quickly became dry fly fishing. I am very interested in the different species of insects that our trout feed on and I have extensive experience of still water fly fishing for trout using all methods from buzzer to dry fly. Now my number one interest is salmon fly fishing and tying salmon flies, also love to dye most of my own fly materials. I have a huge interest double handed fly casting and tournament casting. I have been a two time winner of the local Spey O Mega tournament and the winner of the Foxford Riverfest Irish open spey casting championship. I am very happy to be part of silverfishing pro fly tying team
I’m Originally from County Galway but now reside in Cavan Town Ireland. I’m a member of the Game Angling Instructors’ Association and hold the Qualification in Fly Dressing Instructor. I come under the of KsG Flies.
I do various disciplines of fishing from Pike Fishing in the winter, Salmon Fishing on the Rivers Moy and Drowes, Sea Fishing on Clew Bay where i caught a 13ib Pollack and Trout Fishing Rivers and Loughs of Ireland. Majority of my Trout Fishing is on the majestic Lough Sheelin chasing the powerful Lough Sheelin Trout.
Most of the fly Demonstrations have been in Ireland tying at the wonderful Irish Fly Fair, Foxford Riverfest on the River Moy, Ballina Salmon Festival with the Game Angling Instructors. Last Year my Mayfly Patterns have been published in Trout and Salmon and Irish Country Sports.
Trevor Greene has been fishing for almost 60 years. He mainly fishes for trout on the western loughs particularly Loughs Melvin and Conn. He also dabbles in salmon and sea trout fishing again in the west of Ireland. Closer to home he spends a lot of his autumn fishing for the Lough Neagh trout the dollaghan after it enters the rivers on its spawning run.
He has fished at inter-provincial level but prefers purely recreational fishing in a generally traditional style. That is reflected in his fly tying where he concentrates on traditional patterns saying that “……flies only get to be traditional because they work!”
Local & International
We will have some excellent casting instructors from both the UK and Ireland at the weekend. If you would like to try any of our rods before you buy!
Coffee & Food
We will also have a coffee trailer on both Saturday and Sunday at the fly fair offer excellent coffees, teas and snacks