Ireland on the Fly
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The Saltwater season in review & why more anglers are targeting mullet on the fly

The Saltwater season in review & why more anglers are targeting mullet on the fly

Jason O’Riordan with another successful mullet on the fly during the 2023 season.

With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having lately – although this is probably going to be the new norm anyway – it’s also a good time to be casting a fly in the salt with bass fishing particularly good at this time of year.

But how has the 2023 saltwater season been overall?  Were the bass biting and what about other species like pollack and mullet?  Guide and instructor, Jason O’Riordan, joins us on this week’s episode to give us some insights into how his season went and why his success targeting mullet has been a stand-out highlight for him on the Copper Coast.

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Fulling Mill Competition

If you’re a fly tyer or want to get into fly tying then this is for you….

Ireland on the Fly have teamed up with Fulling Mill to give away a box of fly tying materials – with free shipping – to one lucky listener each week.

With more than 1,400 products to choose from, each perfectly packed by hand, their new range of fly tying materials warrants closer inspection.

The selection of dubbing materials is comprehensive to cover whatever you want to dress, from tiny dries to Saltwater Streamers, it is all there and some great UV mixes as well.

From the individually preened marabou feathers to the top-secret treatment applied to their NEW Ultra Dry Yarn, the whole range is packed with stand out new products, all generously served up for your benefit in a neat array of colours and sizes.

From Zonkers to CDC, Bucktail to Deer Belly, they’ve done a fantastic job, just be sure to check it out for yourselves.

So, to be in with a chance of winning the £50 worth of materials, just answer the following question:

Name the species of fish that was Jason’s most memorable fish on the fly this season for him?

Email your answer to and we’ll announce the winner on next week’s show.

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