Wendy Gibson is one of the few lady Instructors with A.P.G.A.I. & S.T.A.N.I.C. Qualifications in Fly Dressing. Level 2 UKCC ADB Licensed Game Angling Coach. Holds City & Guilds 7306, teaching and L20 City & Guilds Assessors Qualifications. A member of Game Angling Instructors Association.
She has been tying flies for over 30 years and teaching Fly Tying for 28 years to Clubs & Guilds, and current night schools have been running for 27 years at the same venue. She prides herself on being able to tie almost any Trout or Salmon fly, old or new.
She demonstrates this skilful art at Craft and Game Fairs all over the UK, to help keep old traditions alive. In 1985 formed ‘Flies by Wendy’ along with her husband Ray, who frames the flies, Ray being a keen fly fisherman with over 50 years experience, attending the events and fishing together.
Currently she has written four books on Fly Dressing, aimed at the easier way to dress flies, showing simplified techniques to help the problem areas of fly dressing, to help in some cases less able bodied people and beginners to the art. Many of the simplified techniques are of her own. Some of her patterns appear in Malcolm Greenhalgh & Jason Smalley’s new 2010 book called – Fishing Flies – A Guide To Flies Around The World.
Wendy’s framed collections of Trout and Salmon flies are some of the best quality currently available in the UK. and have been featured on three TV programmes, being network TV ‘Makers’ with Jan Leaming ‘Midlands Today’ for BBC, and ‘Down to Earth’ for Welsh TV. Interviews for Radio Nottingham & Radio Sheffield. Also featured in ‘Derbyshire Life’ & ‘Craftsman’ magazines. Tyer at Irish Fly Fair 2011
Contact: Wendy Gibson on 01773761645 – email: email@example.com