Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a professionally qualified game angling instructor with the Game Angling Instructors’ Association and part-time river fly fishing guide; is a proud member of the Partridge of Redditch and Semperfli Pro Teams, and is a resident writer for the Sunray Fly Fish team.
Gareth’s fishing is firmly rooted in the world of small stream tributaries as well as the larger free-stone waters of the Usk, Wye, and Taff catchments for both wild brown trout and grayling and, likewise, his fly tying is matched to suit.
Introduced to fly fishing by his father when he was 10 years old, Gareth caught the fly tying bug a few months later. In the 25 years that followed, Gareth has tied and demonstrated at a range of national shows, including British Fly Fair International, Fly Fest, the Welsh Fly Fair and North Wales Country Fair, as well as various Fly Dressers Guild and fishing club evenings.
Gareth is passionate in conveying knowledge and teaching via guided trips, casting lessons, and demos, and specialises in both small stream and main-stem river fly fishing techniques for wild trout and grayling. Gareth has a love for all things dry-fly, Czech & Jig nymphs, as well as sub-size #20 dries and emergers tied to imitate the lifecycle of the Chironomid (Diptera) order.
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