Philip White - England

 
I have fished since I was 10, so 61 years now, and since 1972 have been professionally involved in fly fishing.  First as a Fly Tying Instructor, then as a River Keeper, Casting Instructor and Guide.   I have also been active in Fly Fishing Tackle Retail for over 20 years.  I hold the APGAI qualifications in Single Handed Casting, Double Handed Casting and Fly Dressing.   I also hold a Level 2 Coaching Certificate.   I have run trout, salmon and coarse fisheries in England and have set up and run a wild brown trout hatchery to help restore a stream seriously damaged by drought and abstraction.   In recent years I worked first as a Casting Instructor for Sportfish in England and then as a fishing guide on the Limestone streams of Derbyshire as well as Carsington Water.
I have one book already published and another is close to completion.   I have regularly written for Emap/Bauer publications over the years, in particular Trout and Salmon and Practical Gamefisher and have produced three well received fly tying videos which are currently being revised to HD quality for re-release.
Because of my work on the Trout streams of England I am best known for my river fly patterns, especially my 'Hatch Stage' Dry Mayflies and small stonefly patterns but I tie all styles of fly from Classic Salmon flies to Salt water flies.   I am currently living near Galway and getting to know the fantastic wild Brown trout of Corrib and Carra.   I am also going to seek out some of the huge Pike on Corrib with both fly and home made plugs.
Email: philipwhite65@gmail.com

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