George Barron - Wales
Looking forward to demonstrating once again at the Irish Fly Fair this year. This Show is now the
one event that discerning Fly dressers from around the World want to attend and exhibit their own
personal tying techniques. I’m looking forward to meeting up once again with some old mates from
USA and Europe, and many Irish angling friends.
At this year’s Show I shall be tying predominately traditional Irish wet flies that have proved
successful for me over the last few years on the great Irish loughs. I will also be showing a few
contemporary dry flies which are now an essential part of all Irish angler’s fly boxes, plus the time
honoured ‘ epoxy buzzer ‘. As always, I will only be working with natural fur and feather - 100% soft hen hackles etc.
I have been fishing for wild brown trout for over sixty years. I became involved in International
Loch-Style angling matches in 1986 and continued to represent Wales until 2016. I also had a
successful period coaching the Welsh National team for five years. For two years 2012 /13, I was
Chairman of the Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association and also in 2013 I was honoured to
be elected President of the International Fly Fishing Association.
In 2005 I began writing for numerous Fishing Mags and have now notched up over 150 features.
In 2016 at the Irish Fly Fair I launched my very successful 1st book - “ At The End Of The Line “ at
this year’s Show ( if the printing Gods are kind ) I hope to officially launch my 2nd on - “ A Fine
When not fishing or writing I attend various other Fly Fairs and demonstrate and talk on the fly
Dresser’s Guild and Angling Club circuit.
Love the banter and craic at Galway, so come and have a chat and ask some awkward questions.
I’ll likely learn more from you than you will from me - just be there.