The fly-fishing bug engulfed me about twenty-five years ago when I was in my mid-thirties and like many other fly anglers from the industrial north of England, I started my journey on small stocked still waters, fishing for rainbow trout. My fly tying started at this juncture, tying lures and buzzers.
As far as the fly tying goes, I tie all types of flies. From classic salmon flies – which I have a love hate relationship with – to the simplest of lures. My passion is for tying lough flies in the Irish style. I am also a member of two branches of the fly dressers guild – Pendle and Leeds and in Leeds I also teach the beginners class which is something I really enjoy.