'I made one,' wrote Denis, 'in your favourite colours - black and yellow.' Well, yes, I do very much like black and yellow on sea-trout patterns because I suspect the contrast shows up well in many different kinds of water - clear, post-flood, more or less peat-stained and so on. And I'm quite sure this Surface Lure will work wonderfully well. The only thing I'd possibly change is to replace the treble with a debarbed double or even a single.
Please also see 'Denis's video-boxes' in the next entry.
This website details some of the angling travels that are currently going into the making of a new book, Irish Sea-trout: Nomads of the Tides (Chris McCully and Ken Whelan, with images by James Sadler, forthcoming from the Medlar Press in 2013). Included here are also fragments of text, musings and speculations, fly-dressings and other material - about kettles, splices, (Irish) angling history and etymology - that we think is interesting. The book will represent not only an operational phase (angling travels in Ireland, 2007-2012) but also the long experience of fishing for Irish sea-trout that the writers share. We hope you enjoy these pages.