Partridge and Regal were well represented at the recent 6th Irish Fly Fair and International Angling Show which was held in the luxurious Galway Bay Hotel on 7/8 November 2015. The Show was a fantastic success and many exhibitors have already booked for next year. The feedback from visitors, exhibitors, fly casters and fly dressers has been exceptionally positive. Business was brisk for the exhibitors and attractions at the show included over 60 top fly dressers from all over the world, fly-casting demonstrations by well-known angling celebrities and world champions, angling seminars from experts in their field and the Junior Fly Tying Competition which ran on both days and which I helped to organise in conjunction with other APGAI Ireland fly dressers.
Partridge generously donated all the hooks for the Competition which involved entrants tying a Red Tag wet fly on a Partridge hook. At the end of each day, all entries were judged by Joe Stitt and Frank McMullan from the Partridge Pro Team and first second and third prizes awarded. It was very encouraging for the future of our sport to see so many youngsters ‘having a go’ and the judges remarked upon the high standards and quality of the patterns submitted.
Looking forward to next year already!