Ryan Houston - Ireland




I started tying flies in 1985 when I was 7 and caught my first two trout on flies I tied myself, on the River Lagan in Northern Ireland. I haven’t looked back, I would only buy a fly to see how to tie it myself, and sometimes I took them apart. I had been taught how to attach the tying silk to the hook but since then everything else is self taught, I have never taken a lesson.

I entered my first fly tying competitions in 2007, just to see where I might stand in the list and to know how much I might need to improve.  I won the masters section of the ff&ft competition and also the Irish Angler open league. in 2009 I entered the Mustad Scandinavian open, I was placed in the top 10 in 9 out of the 10 categories and won a gold medal in the classic salmon open pattern and I have just won the essential fly masters league.
I won the Helsinki speyclave tying competition this year thats probably my biggest acheivement to date.
Email: robertryan_houston@yahoo.co.uk

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