Join GAYLE MARSH aT THE IRISH FLY FAIR
I’m delighted to be invited to demonstrate at the Irish fly fair this year. My previous visits to The Irish Fly Fair have seen me working behind a camera, photographing some of the best traditional and innovative fly dressers from around the World.
I grew up fishing for wild brown trout on the rivers at the head of the Swansea valley in South Wales. Competition angling then captured me for a few successful years, during which I represented Wales at International levels in both Ladies and Senior Loch-Style Teams. Nowadays, my true passion is to fish for wild brown trout on the wilderness mountain lakes and reservoirs in Wales.
At the Fly Fair this year I will be tying some of my favourite Welsh wet fly patterns. Most of these patterns travel well. Earlier this year I demonstrated traditional fly dressing at the BFFI in Stafford and at the London Fly Fair - I have also in previous years sneaked in a few cameo slots on Tyer’s Row at Galway and have undoubtedly caught the tying bug.
Fly-tying apart, The Irish Fly Fair also provides me with an opportunity to top up on high quality fur and feather from the numerous outlets - also to catch up with fellow tyers and friends I have made over the years and hopefully to meet a few new ones that share a similar passion for fly tying and fly fishing. Come and say hello.