Wet Fly

Wet fly fishing is one of the best ways for anglers to get introduced to sub-surface fishing. Unlike nymph and dry fly fishing, where skill, practice and precise imitations are needed to effectively take trout consistently, wet fly fishing can provide rewards quickly - even to beginner anglers. read more

Dry Fly Fishing

It may be so that most trout feed below the surface most of the time, but it’s still my favorite kind of fly fishing. This is where you present an imitation of an adult insect that has reached maturity and is floating on the surface film of the water. The excitement in watching a large trout come from below and take the fly is how I got hooked onto fly fishing in the first place.  read more

Dry Dropper

Simply it is fishing a dry fly with a small weighted nymph suspended beneath it. It’s a great method on Larger rivers too when they are very low but it’s deadly on smaller faster streams like we are concentrating on now.  read more

Sea Fishing

Fly fishing for Bass and Pollock around our Irish coast's is without doubt the most exciting sporting fishing on offer . Methods include fly fishing and spinning with plugs. read more

Salmon Fishing

With a huge network of rivers and loughs, Ireland is the one of the few last refuges for wild salmon and sea trout attracting anglers back year after year.  Salmon and sea trout anglers can use a wide range of methods including, bait, spinning and fly fishing to pursue their quarry.  read more


For the fly angler who is seriously trying to maximize his/her catch rate and success, having a selection of beetle patterns in their fly box is a necessity. Insects which live on land and are fed on by trout only when they incidentally fall into the water are known as "terrestrials" to fly anglers, and they're very important in during the summer months.  read more

Short Line Nymphing

Is it as effective as long line nymphing the question begs? It is every bit as good but it only suits a specific type of water. Long line nymphing is defintely more versatile but short line nymphing really comes into its own when the waters are just too fast and too deep for the smaller lighter beads to penetrate. Anglers have asked me why this method was called short line nymphing the only explanation is that it ends the confusion between Polish and Czech nymphing which are exactly the same in principal. read more

Long Line Nymphing

For those anglers out there who want to progress onward in the art of fly fishing. This is the method for you. It’s probably the most widely used method in the world that I have seen and can be the most productive on a given day. This method isn’t new it has just been versatile it can be used on any type of water fast or slow and under most weather conditions are it clear or overcast. It can be used on extremely shallow water down to 2inches and to the depth of 5 feet or so.  read more


  • Guided trips River, lake and sea
  • Species Trout, Salmon, Bass, Pollock 
  • Master Class course on nymphing, dry fly and all aspects of fly fishing
  • Casting tuition both for single and double handed fly rods
  • Tackle hire available 
  • Collection services to and from airport
  • Fishing and accommodation packages available upon request

Please contact me for bookings or questions.

Michael Drinan