Ireland on the Fly
Ireland on the Fly
Rory’s – a legendary place and person in Irish fly fishing

Rory’s – a legendary place and person in Irish fly fishing

Rory Harkin from the early days on the Dodder to salmon fishing around the world

Rory’s.  It’s a famous name with a famous owner, Rory Harkin, of Rory’s Tackle Shop in Temple Bar in Dublin.

But did you know it opened its doors in 1959 when there were just warehouses around the area and trout and salmon could be caught by the bucketful within Dublin’s environs?

Rory Harkin may have passed on the running of the shop to his daughter Mary but he joins us this week to talk about his love of fly fishing, meeting and fishing with so many household names – including Charles Ritz, Hugh Falkus and Kingsmill Moore - and why the shop was always about more than just selling rods…..

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Mayfly Masterclass with Jackie Mahon

The mayfly is up and the excitement is palpable.

Wherever you are in Ireland, the lakes and rivers are sure to be hatching with mayfly, if not now, then soon.

And to help you improve your catch rate this season, we’ve produced a Mayfly Tactics Masterclass with international angler, guide and renowned tyer, Jackie Mahon.

If you want to learn about set up, tactics, conditions and flies then register at:
where you can find out all the details to access the recording and Jackie’s notes.

If you want to catch that difficult fish or try out new tactics then this Masterclass is for you.

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