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...Read More
This fly was shown to me by a Florida guide. On one trip, I took about 50 ladyfish and snappers on it. By the end of the day, all the epoxy had been eaten off the head. The guide just took the fly home and re-applied epoxy and...Read More
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
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.