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Youths Inter-provincial Fly tying competition

February 28th, 2012 | by

Leinster Youths Fly Tying Competition

The 2012 Leinster Youths Fly Tying Competition took place in the Tullaghan Centre at Lough Owel on Saturday 25th February 2012. The competition ran from 11AM until 3.30PM with a thirty minute break for lunch at 1PM. Members of the 2012 ITFFA (Irish Trout Fly Fishing Association) Youths International Fly Fishing Team are also competing in this league, which is organised by TAFI (Trout Angling Federation of Ireland).  

Each competitor had to tie four fly patterns, and they had to tie two of each pattern. The flies were: Pheasant Tail Nymph, Peter Ross, Connemara Black and a Dry Green Peter. Competitor’s fly patterns were judged upon: – correct proportions, correct use of materials, consistency between the two same fly patterns, overall presentation and finish.

The results were:

1st  Sean Dempsey, Coosan Anglers

2nd  Fergal McKiernan, Coosan Anglers

3rd   Dylan Byrne, Dublin

4th   Dylan Ennis, Coosan Anglers

5th   Ciaran McDonnell, Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers

6th   Michael Conroy, Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers

7th  John Corbally, Coosan Anglers (joint 7th)

7th  Francis Rafferty, Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers (joint 7th)

Leinsters youth iner-provincial fly fishing

Leinsters youth iner-provincial fly fishing

These eight competitors will represent Leinster at the 2012 Inter-Provincial Youth Fly-Tying Championship, which will be held on Saturday the 10th March 2012 at the The Dropping Well Pub, Classon’s Bridge, Milltown, Dublin 6. Registration will take place between 10 and 10.30AM. The competition will commence at 11AM and finish at 3.30PM; with presentation of prizes taking place at 4.30PM. The ITFFA extend their gratitude to all those who organised this event and they wish all of these competitors every success.

If you would like more information about this topic, or you would like to arrange an interview, please contact Joseph Keena at 086 8722449 or e-mail joekeena@eircom.net

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