Fly fishing is my life’s passion and I am a fly fisherman, photographer, writer, and tier although not always in that order! I live in a town called Motherwell Scotland, which is around 14 miles from Glasgow.
When I first started fly fishing I had an instant connection to the sport in a way that no other past time has ever reached me. It provided me with a sense of calm, and genuine escapism that I realised I had probably been looking for all my life, but a fire was also lit inside me that has been burning bright ever since.
Each time I leave the river I have an instant desire to return and as time has gone on, I have found other ways to indulge my passion, through capturing precious moments in time through my camera or by writing about my experiences for fly fishing magazines.
When I first started tying my own flies though, I had found a way to connect to the water when I can’t be there as when I create a pattern I am lost in thoughts of how the fly will fish, what it look may look like in the water, and if it’s a pattern that has been successful for me before, you can’t help but reminisce of those wonderful moments where the line goes tight.
This passion has taken me from my local river Clyde to the Corrientes in Argentina and I have caught many different species on that journey, but each fish caught has been every bit as special as the one which came before it.