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Fly Tying Tutorials




Bob Church

It is with great sadness that I add Bob Church to the list of famous fly tyers. Bob was not just a fly tyer, he was an all round angler who excelled in both coarse and game fishing. He was an original at Grafham when it opened...





The Feather Bender’s Fly tying techniques

Anyone who has attended one of my classes or seen me at shows will know that I always teach techniques rather than trying to teach specific patterns. All flies are tied using a series of techniques. The more complicated the fly,...

About Me

I am an all round angler and have fished for many different species all over the world . I regularly compete in coarse and fly fishing matches . I have over 50 years of fishing experience.

I’ve been tying flies and flyfishing for over 35 years and I’m hugely passionate and enthusiastic about both.

I am a Level 2 coach for Coarse angling

I hold the Level 2 coaching qualification for Game angling

I’m qualified as a GAIA Fly Tying instructor

I have also successfully completed a fly fishing guiding course at an Orvis endorsed lodge in the United States

Professional bodies
I am  a member of the Professional Anglers Association (PAA).

I am a member of the Angling Trust coach licence scheme

I am insured with the Angling Trust, under the Coach licence scheme.

I am also insured with the Professional Anglers Association

I hold a current First Aid certificate

I am DBS checked and have completed a Safeguarding course.