Jo Stephenson - England

 

 

 


I live in a small country village in Suffolk with my husband Jonny and our little labrador “Eider”, 6 Ferrets and a guinea fowl called “Quentin” and I work as head of nursing at a veterinary hospital.
I first discovered fly tying about 7 years ago, when we were on our year away travelling. We were in a sports shop in New Zealand and I was intrigued by all these packets of feathers and furs, Jonny explained to me they were for tying fishing flies. I was fascinated how they (fly tying materials) could be used on hooks to create such pretty works of art that would then catch a fish. When we got home to the UK Jonny bought me a book and a few fly tying tools and a vice and that was me “hooked”.
Jonny is now teaching me the art of fly casting and actually using the flies I tie. I tie a lot of Bass and Pike flies but also enjoy tying Salmon and Sea Trout flies. I have recently had good success with a fly I named the Voshmied Killer which caught all of our Salmon on a trip to the Hebrides. Over the last couple of years I have been involved with the BASS society and have attended different shows and have demonstrated tying on their stand. 

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