Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Bugger Dressing Hook:- Long shank lure size 6 to 14 Silk:- Uni Thread, 8/0 hot orange. Tail:- Olive Green Marabou Flash:- 2 strands olive crystal flash Rib:- Fine silver wire Body:- Green and black varigated chenille...

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Taser Flies

Here are a few ideas for patterns that can be tied with the Taser wire Taser Nymph Hook :- Long shank nymph size 10 or 12 Thread :- 8/0 Black Tail :- Rust coloured Marabou Body :- Taser wire Thorax;- Peacock herl Wing Case:-...

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The Icelandic gold head buzzer

The pattern for this fly was given to me by Hans van Klinken who stressed repeatedly that it must be tied on a gold hook and the gold must glow through the dressing. It is designed for char fishing in clear water – see...

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About Me

Experience
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.

Qualifications
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

Safeguards
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.