My passion for fly fishing started at a young age fishing on the River Dove on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border including its tributaries and so I have over 40 years fly fishing experience.
This has developed into a love of salt water fishing and the challenge of hunting bonefish and permit in various countries.
My interest in fly tying started around the same time as the fly fishing. I qualified as a GAIA fly tying and fishing instructor over 20 years ago and gained the APGAI fly tying qualification
I spend a considerable amount of time each year demonstrating at national & international fly fairs and teach to all levels of ability with 1-2-1 sessions and group classes. My specialism is in river dry flies and nymphs for trout and grayling but enjoy & teach all aspects of fly tying for both fresh & saltwater.
I am currently working for Orvis at their Bakewell Store in Derbyshire and have recently accepted the invite to join the AHREX hooks pro team.