My two main interests, hobbies are fishing and fly tying, focusing mainly on saltwater species.

I feel very lucky and fortunate to live on the doorstep of the very beautiful and scenic Strangford Lough, and it is here were I spend most of my time during the summer months fishing for Seatrout and Mullet. I am also a club member of a local river where I live and I enjoy spending time down at the river bank during the season targeting brown trout as well as thick lipped mullet which come up with the tide to feed.

I enjoy many different types of fishing ranging from dry fly fishing for trout, lure fishing for Bass to float fishing for Pollack or Wrasse but SWFF – Salt Water Fly Fishing is where my main passion lies. My favourite species to target are Bass, Mullet and Seatrout.

I began fishing at an early age, my first fishing trip was with my Dad at the age of four and from then on I was hooked. I fell in love with the sport and have continued to do it ever since.

I have been fly tying for a couple of years now and I really enjoy my time at the vice. I started off tying small trout flies, moving onto saltwater, pike and other predator patterns. My favourite fly pattern to tie is a Baitfish Imitation which I will be demonstrating at the show.

I made my fly tying debut in 2014 at The Irish International Fly Fair and since then I have tied at many other shows including The Irish Fly Fair, The Ireland Angling Expo, North West Game and Country Fair, Fish Fest, The Maine Rivers Trust and several Loughs Agency fly tying events. I have also worked on exhibitors stands at the Irish Fly Fair and the Ireland Angling Expo which I really enjoyed. Being part of angling shows such as these was a great opportunity for me as they enabled me to meet with fellow fly tiers, share and swap ideas, gain valuable experience and as a result increasing my knowledge and awareness of the various aspects and disciplines within the sport.

My partner and I have recently launched our own range of fly tying materials, CSF – Chasing Silver Flies, which are available on our online shop: www.chasingsilverflies.com

You can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChasingSilverFlies

I feel both very honoured and excited to be part of this year’s show. Hopefully I will see you there, if so please come and say hello.


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