Being the youngster on the Tyers row, I will be bringing a modernised approach towards the traditional methods of river fishing.
I have been brought up alongside the River Clyde, my Grandfather often took me fishing at the age of four to escape for a few hours, this was trotting a worm under a bubble float, something many fisherman can relate to. I have always been interested in the aspect of natural wildlife. Whilst sitting at the edge of the river bank I was keen to find out more about the flies that kept landing on the water. At the age of seven I finally picked up my first fly rod. My grandfather is a fly fisherman although he has never been interested in the entomology of the sport.
As I was interested in Entomology, I was advised to join a local fly tying club. When I joined I was taught Robert C. Sharp’s Clyde style flies right out of the book ‘Let’s fish the Clyde’. Since then I have studied that book alongside the flies hatching on the water, tying my own variations and generally my own patterns to fish with. Through the years I progressed working on different techniques and understanding my ability to tie a fly.
At the age of fourteen. I did my work experience in Europe’s largest Fishing Score ‘Glasgow Angling Centre’. I now work part time in the shop specialising in Game Fishing/ Fly Tying.
I am still heavily involved with my local tying club with being a member of committee and demonstrating Robert Sharp’s ClydeStyle techniques to the members. I am still based fishing the magnificent River Clyde on UCAPA Ltd. Helping out as much as possible with the Club and promoting the charity ‘Let’s Tackle Cancer’.
Now days I fish parts of the river that many fear to tread due to the steep bankings and dangerous river beds. That’s what fishing is about for me, finding a large fish in its natural habitat, can’t beat that!
Fishing is my passion, dry fly fishing is my sport.