Here are a few of the comments I have received for my shows, flies and demonstrations:-


“I thank you Chris for telling me about the pinch and loop technique which has saved me from repeated attempts to lock in materials and also of course for tips on dubbing. I can actually get mine to stay on the thread now. All of this of course alongside of the beautiful flies. We had a competition in our branch of fly dressers, judged by Charles Jardine last Tuesday. He was demonstrating fly tying as our speaker. We had to prepare two red tags. Believe it or not I won! there were 9 entries so I was thrilled. I really did learn a huge amount from that day and hope to be able to attend more like it. Best wishes Sue”

(Partridge fly tying days)


“Just to say thank you for last night. Just after you left I had a word with some of the member’s, the feedback was very good they said you’re THE BEST THEY HAVE SEEN .So thanks again and have a good trip ”

(Pat Camber, Secretary Swale Branch FDG)

“Thank you for an entertaining and informative evening, last night. Most enjoyable”

(Dave Fish, Pike Flies and fly fishing for Pike, Pike Anglers Club, Walton on Thames)

“I was at the North Kent Fly Dressers Guild meeting in Swanley last Tuesday, where you did a superb evening of tying. I learnt more in those few hours, than anything I’ve learnt in the two years I’ve been reading books and magazines on the subject. Thank you for that.”

(Paul Heseltine, UK Fly Tying Forum)

Winging it – different ways to wing a fly, Albury Fly Dressers, April 2009 “A great evening, with 30 years experience as a tier I still learned something”

(Trevor Coxon)


Thanks again, the flies look great and have been photographed and put onto my blog which you can access on the link below

(Angus Woolhouse)

“Package received today – absolutely stunning. As it came to the lab I have shown it to others who all agree that you have done an amazing job. Many thanks.”

(Life cycle of Aedes Egyptae mosquito, Realistic fly) (Robert Tilley, Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)

“Many thanks for the flies, the daddies really look good, thanks for the advice on using them, I will let you know how I get on.”

(Paul Voller)

“Thank you very much, I am thrilled to bits with Williams 21st present and I know both he and his parents will be too. The work is wonderful and I do appreciate it.”

(Alison Way)


Chris, the flies arrived today and I am absolutely delighted. They are superb. I’ll definitely be back for more later (including some salmon flies for the summer) and let you know then how the trout like these ones

(Martyn Watkyns)

“Thank you very much for the flies, they are spot on.The fly holds memories of my Grandfather who came from Crows Nest pass in Alberta Canada. He tied the fly in the 20’s. My Cousin in Calgary also thinks the fly is right!. Thanks again. “

(Rob Porteous)

“Thank you so much for the flies,I am most impressed with them.I’m so glad I got in touch with you. The turnaround and quaility of service is excellent. Tight lines. “

(Martin Orme)


“Thank you so much for your fly tying instruction – the classes are always great fun and you make it look so easy! So satisfying to catch a fish on a fly I have tied myself.”

(Jane Shears, Hampton Wednesday night classes)