Shane O’Reilly, Angling Advisor with IFI said: “We are delighted to join forces with the Cork Public Museum on this project and hope the general public will be hooked!
“We are making these flies accessible to new audiences, by bringing them back to the site of the original exhibition – in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park - where they were first viewed 121 years ago.
“The Cork Collection of Salmon Flies represents a rich and colourful legacy from our Irish angling heritage. These traditional flies, created with feathers, fur, tinsel and floss, are considered as masterpieces of the craft.
“Last year’s IFI digital publication of the collection generated widespread interest from fly fishing and fly-tying enthusiasts both in Ireland, and around the world.
“Salmon have been, and remain, an iconic wild Irish fish. However, they now face many challenges to survive in Ireland.
“IFI works proactively with anglers and local communities to protect and conserve Ireland’s wild salmon, and their habitats, for the benefit of future generations.”