Rogan's Ballyshannon - an Irish fly. Slainte! - Spey Pages
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Rogan's Ballyshannon - an Irish fly. Slainte!



The Ballyshannon was attributed to that great Irish tyer, Michael Rogan. Rogan refused to use hackle pliers on his flies. All he needed were scissors, a bodkin, and tweezers. He taught his apprentices to tie the same way as well.













Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
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hot damn brother !!! makes me proud to be irish . i can only dream of my hot dog fingers doing something like that .
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you go back far enough you're either irish or black... or black irish.

shame it's all been cancelled,
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You never fail to amaze...just a great post...and a beautiful fly Adrian!!!
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Great fly with SBS for St. Patrick's Day. The folks in Boston would be proud to see this.

Thanks for sharing another informative post. Your tying 'in hand' amazes me.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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Well done Adrian ... great fly and photos


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Wow! Badass .......luck o’ the Irish to you buddy
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Sometimes I am reluctant to call myself an experienced fly-tier.

Now is one of those times!

Good God, Adrian! What canít you do with fingers, feathers and floss?

I am with Jacques:
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Unreal man! One day I hope to have the skill and steady hands to do that! Lol.
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Thatís a fine wee one, mílad!
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My friend, given the very low water conditions, that wee one might be just about perfect for our river now. Stay well - and take all the precautions necessary. We need you.
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Adrian, that is a top shelf little fly! Great tying and photos. Is the rock with the leather strap decorative or used for something specific?

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Fantastic work Adrian. That is above and beyond. Every time you do these in-hand flies I'm gobsmacked.
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Ballyshannon...

WowGreat flee here Adrian...
Could be wrong but that hook looks familiar.
Beautiful tying sir.
A bright point in the day.
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Adrian, that is a top shelf little fly! Great tying and photos. Is the rock with the leather strap decorative or used for something specific?

Nate
Thanks, Nate. The rock is a Native American tool from the Thundering Waters. A buddy gave it to me. I wrapped leather around it for grip and use it for hammering things around the house (also use it to place over an unfinished fly so my daughter's cats dont get to it).

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WowGreat flee here Adrian...
Could be wrong but that hook looks familiar.
Beautiful tying sir.
A bright point in the day.
Thanks,
Tom
It's a sz 9 Limerick, Tom. Could have been from you. I can't recall as i have gotten wee blind-eyes from Eunan and also from a salar angler across the pond. Cheers!

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Sometimes I am reluctant to call myself an experienced fly-tier.

Now is one of those times!

Good God, Adrian! What canít you do with fingers, feathers and floss?

I am with Jacques: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q4bXUnZzFns
;D , C'mon Keith....I opened up my dryfly box the other morning and saw your Marmalade Muddler...it's still groovy.


Cheers and thank you all. Sorry for the slow response. I am usually on Speypages during nightshift downtimes in the hospital...not a whole lot of downtime these nights.

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