I am a Freshwater Ecologist from Gloucestershire, England. My first introduction to fly tying was at the age of 10. It started with a small fly tying vice and a few materials as a Christmas present. I think it was a kit by Veniards. Not long afterwards I was introduced to a fishing friend of my fathers, Mr. Pip Brown and after a few evening lessons at the vice I had managed to grasp the basics. Oh yes, basics they were. I can actually still remember the first fly I tied was a Black & Peacock Spider.
This was a great start to fly tying for me. It has led me to my passion for tying and designing realistic and imitative fishing flies. I particularly enjoy the creative and design process you have to go through when tying new realistic imitations. When I am not fly tying, my other passion is fishing small streams in the Cotswolds, with a tenkara rod. This will be the tenth time I have demonstrated at The British Fly Fair International. I have also demonstrated at the The Uttoxeter Gamefishing and Fly Tying Fair and i Fish-fly fair.
At this years show I will be tying my Autumn and Winter collection of “Nymphs & Bugs” for Grayling.
I look forward to seeing you at BFFI 2017.