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...

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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,...

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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.