Join John Maduro at the IRISH Fly Fair
Originally from Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island. I’ve been saltwater fishing all my life.
It was only when I moved to Ireland 22 years ago that I was introduced to Fly Fishing and fell in love with this amazing fishing method. Since catching my first trout on a Bibio I was hooked for life.
I was amazed by the work of art of the Fly Patterns and I knew it was something I would love to learn. I invested on my first Fly tying vice and a Veniard Flytying kit, from there I started practising for countless hours by watching all these amazing Fly dressers on Youtube and following the step by step tutorials from the Fly-Tying Bible (great book for any beginner).
I fished rivers and lakes for many years here in Ireland but the Salt always called me back so I decided to give the Saltwater Fly Fishing a try. Once I hooked my first Bass on the fly there was no going back from it. From there I started tying Saltwater patterns which I now specialise in these days. Species I mainly target are Bass, Seatrout, Pollock but to be honest any species I can catch on the coast with a fly.
Some of my favourite patterns would be Flat Wings, Baitfish and Shrimp patterns, I love tying and fishing these as they are very effective and let’s not forget the Clouser Minnows which I tie by adding some flat wings to it.
I joined the Ahrex Pro Team in 2020 and very soon after that I became a member of The FlyCo Family, followed by Easyshrimpeyes Elite tyers team in 2021 and Raidzap & Lagartun this year. The support I’ve received from these companies has been amazing, always providing me with Quality Fly-tying materials and Quality Hooks for any pattern I would like to tie from river patterns to saltwater patterns, I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me and the opportunity they have given me to join their team.
Like I always say: Quality Materials equals Quality Flies. Really looking forward to what is still to come, I look forward to next year to be tying at the Irish Fly Fair this year.
For those who are interested to see some of my work you can see it on:
Tight Lines, John Maduro