Fabio Gasperoni was over visiting Bodo Funke as part of his trip to the recent Irish Fly Fair. In advance of the Fly Fair he gave a fly tying demo at a local pub. Some really innovative patterns were tied and displayed and there was a great atmosphere in but as the the merits of materials and the effectiveness of pike fly fishing was debated.


Fabio Gasperoni in action last night in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle
Fabio Gasperoni in action in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle

Needless, to say Fabio addressed all the questions with no lack of style and grace. Catching this super pike on one of his creations the very next day certainly helped to win over any pike fly sceptics that he shared a drink with the evening before!

Just to show his nice fly patterns do actually work pretty well, Fabio got a nice fat pike the next morning

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Bodo Funke, has been professional angling guide on the waters around Boyle Co. Roscommon for over 14 years. His guiding company Angling Services Ireland is specialised in guided fishing tours and package holidays in the area. Aboard his sizeable American fishing boat he can take up to three anglers on guided tours. For bigger groups there are other excellent guides in the team.

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