Join Mark ROBINSON at the Irish Fly Fair
My name is Mark Robinson and I live in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Fly Tying has been a real passion of mine for the past 30 years, and I enjoy fly fishing some of the mighty Loughs in Ireland namely Lough Corrib, Lough Melvin and Lough Erne.
I love tying traditional and modern Irish Lough patterns such as Dabblers, Green Peters, Octopus, May Flies, Gorgeous Georges and Bumbles. I get immense satisfaction from adding my own personal twists to these tried and tested patterns by incorporating modern day materials. I also tye modern Rainbow Trout lures, but I have to say the traditional and modern Irish lough flies are my favourites. I am mainly self-taught and follow some of the giants in the fly-tying world through literature and video. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see friends and customers catching on my patterns. Speaking to some of the seasoned top Fly Tyers and anglers, and getting a personal insight into fishing methods and tying techniques in itself is truly inspirational, and can totally change your tying methods and the construction of any fly.
I am very honoured to be invited to tye at Irish Fly Fair at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel this year, and I look forward to seeing you all at the show.