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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Dick Tauller: 1931 – 2011

It is with great sadness that I add Dick to my list of famous tiers, I first met him 10 years ago at the Somerset New Jersey Fly tying Symposium. He was always friendly and helpful and surrounded by a crowd of enraptured fans....

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Helen Shaw: 1910 – 2007

The First Lady of Fly Tying Helen Elizabeth Shaw recalled spotting her first trout at the age of three as “love at first sight”. Often accompanying her father on fishing journeys, the important relationship of the...

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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.