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David Gourong - France



Born in 1972, in Alsace, France. Fishing has always been a part of my life. I started with coarse fishing when I was 11 years old and it’s only when I moved to Norway in 1999 that I made my first cast with a fly rod and tied my first flies.

Living by the Oslo fjord at that time, I was flyfishing mostly for sea trout, cod and Pollock in winter time. And when the ice had melted my cast was for pike, salmon, brown trout, grayling, sea bass and mackerel.
Then I moved in Cornwall, southwest of England. Where I played with sea bass, Pollock and mackerel for a year. Now, I’m back in France since 2010, living in the southwest of the country outside of Toulouse with Isabelle and our son Jules.
I became member of the “Club Français des Pêcheurs à la Mouche”. And now my flies are eaten (or try to be …..!!!) by brown trout, grayling, pike and a new fish for me …Large mouth bass. I have tied my own fishing flies for all these species over the years but, what I like the most is creating a fully dressed salmon fly or a fly that will be framed. I’ll put all my skills and perfectionism in those flies. I just love playing with those beautiful feathers and materials for those complicated patterns. It’s so gratifying when the fly is finished….
Over the years, I have been invited to tie flies at different shows around the world and I’m very proud and look forward to be able to come and share my skills for the first time in Ireland. Feel welcome to have a talk with me and if you have any question, I’ll be happy to answer it if I can!!!
See you there:)
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