Rain & Ireland Review
After the Rain
If you live in the northeast, we hope you are high and dry and have escaped the terrible floods in New England and elsewhere. We narrowly missed local stream flooding here, it got close and we were all glued to the river gauges for a day or two, but all is good now.
Things have settled down and the stream is beautiful for this time of the summer. Usually we're worrying about water levels and temperatures, but for the next few weeks the water will be perfect and fishing good with lots of terrestrial patterns and a showing of slate drakes which should become heavier as we get into late July and August.
On another note, a good friend and client, David Hellier, sent this photo from a recent trip to Grand Exuma. This handsome bonefish was caught on our Becks Sili-Legs on an 8-weight rod, with guide Bonefish Olie. Congratulations, David! Love those Sili-Legs!
We had a great week in Ireland recently. The rivers received fresh rain just before we arrived and were at perfect water levels. All of the fishing was dry or dry/dropper walk wading the Rivers Suir and Nire, which only have native brown trout and salmon, although all of our fishing was for trout. We loved the guides at Andrew Ryan's shop, the catered hot lunches on the streams, the day we started late and fished well into the evening, the hotel, everything about the trip went perfectly. We had four non anglers who started everyday with a new plan for adventure visiting castles, cottages, gardens, museums, and who would share their adventures with us over dinner. Ireland has so much to offer and it has become one of our favorite destinations. We can't wait to go back next year! Here are a few photos.
That's all we have for this week. We do hope you're getting out to fish. Here in Pennsylvania it's going to be good fishing most everywhere with the fresh water in the rivers and streams. Pack up your terrestrial box and enjoy your time on the water. We'll be back next week. Thanks for following along.