Ireland on the Fly
Ireland on the Fly
From Athlone to fly fishing on the world stage with Sean Dempsey

From Athlone to fly fishing on the world stage with Sean Dempsey

Sean Dempsey with a cracking brownie.

You might remember we covered the FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships back in September with daily updates from Ireland team captain, Dec Conlon, and one of the star Irish performers from the tournament was a young angler by the name of Sean Dempsey.

Sean joins us on this week’s show and having fished three Worlds already in his 20s, he gives us some real insights into the elite level of fly fishing, and what he’s learned from the leading countries such as France, Spain and the Czechs.

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