Fill the box

I don’t know about you lot, but without fishing it sure feels a lot like Groundhog Day in my house! Same ****, different day… and dreaming of warm summer days and the freedom to travel beyond 5km. In the meantime, many anglers are indulging in a spot (or a lot!) of flytying to fill the boxes for various species and methods.

Look and Learn

Ian from Irish Angling Adventures has been doing just that, but he has been good enough to film a few step-by-step tying videos for those of us less skilled, or new to flytying. These videos are all showcasing saltwater flies for bass, sea trout and pollack.

The first video features the Clouser Minnow, a simple yet very effective fly that mimics a sandeel very well. Ian makes it look effortless, and following along will be child’s play.


The next video we are sharing features the Deceiver, another easy fly to tie that mimics a bait fish.


The third video that we feature shows Ian tying the Nayat Sandeel, a great low-profile sandeel imitation that can be tied weighted or unweighted, and is excellent for bass and sea trout in shallow water.


Finally, we see Ian tie a Half and Half Clouser, a Clouser pattern with some saddle feathers added to the recipe. This allows for great diversity in colour and also great for movement in the water.



All of the flies Ian ties on camera are given away to one lucky winner – so check out the videos. Subscribe and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic creations!


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Well done Ian, and we look forward to seeing more sea angling content soon!