Monday, January 27, 2014

Rogan's Ballyshannon

This is a fly I've wanted to tie for a long time and I finally got around to it. Rogan's Ballyshannon is named after the town in which the great Irish fly dresser Michael Rogan lived and plied his trade, selling flies to local and visiting fishermen for fishing the Erne waterway.

The pattern is as follows, and I've tied it on a Philips Limerick #5 hook from Ronn Lucas.

This one is headed back to Ireland as a gift for my father for his birthday in a few weeks. About 25 years ago he got me started in fly fishing and subsequently fly tying. It'll look good on the wall.

This fly concludes the January edition of 52 salmon flies. Some of you might have noticed I haven't adhered strictly to the plan of flies I'm going to tie, as this week was supposed to be Lady Caroline. This will likely happen quite a bit as certain patterns are brought to my attention, as well as material availability, including hooks. Thus, while I've listed flies to be tied, the order will change somewhat.

If there are any patterns anyone would like to see tied (exception being a Jock Scott, as I'm not quite to that standard yet!!) just leave a comment on the main page or send me an email.

Thanks for checking in.


1 comment:

  1. Eunan,
    Beautiful fly. I love the histories behind these flies.
    I'm sure your dad will love it.


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