Philip White - England

I have fished since I was 10, so 63 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 fly fishing guide on the Limestone streams of Derbyshire as well as Carsington Water.
I have two books already published.   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.  Hopefully I will be producing more in the near future.
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 delighted to be with the lads from GAIA Ireland again at this year's Irish Fly Fair in Galway.  I will be tying mainly dry flies with an emphasis on CdC patterns as well as chatting about  insects, fish or casting. Really looking forward to being at this great Show.

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