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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

GAC March Open Weekend 2012 - Featured Fly Tyers!

The fly tying demonstrations are always very popular at our Open Weekends and the next one on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th will be no different! These guys are all at the top of their game and will go out of their way to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to tie any style of fly you can think of. They will even take the time to guide you round our massive fly tying department and help you to choose the right equipment and materials, so don't miss out and come to Scotland's biggest FREE angling event!

Davie McPhail
Davie McPhail (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Classed as one of the very best tyers in Europe and a GAC favourite, Davie McPhail has been tying flies since 1982 and has more recently become a YouTube sensation with millions of hits. He will be tying for us all weekend and giving help and advice to solve all your fly tying problems. Signed DVDs will also be available all weekend. http://www.youtube.com/user/DavieMcPhail

Stevie Munn
Stevie Munn (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Stevies fly patterns have appeared in many angling books and he also writes articles in many angling magazines including Irish Angler, Total Flyfisher, Trout & Salmon, Flyfishing & Fly Tying and Chasing Silver of which he is the Field Editor in Ireland. He has fished many venues throughout the world but is most at home fishing on one of the large Irish loughs or rivers, for wild Brown Trout, Dollaghan or Salmon. A member of the Hardy Academy, he teaches fly casting and fly tying to all levels from beginner to advanced and has also given lessons at many schools in Ireland. http://www.irishflyfair.com

Paul Procter
Paul Procter (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Best known for his prolific writing and perfectly tied flies in Trout & Salmon and Trout Fisherman, Paul is a qualified AAPGAI instructor at Masters level and is regarded by many to be one of the top fly tyers and casters in the UK. Based in Cumbria, with over 30 years fly fishing experience, Paul provides first class guiding, fly casting & fly fishing tuition to all levels and abilities and as well as offering knowledge of his home waters, he is equally experienced on rivers, stillwaters and saltwater throughout the UK and abroad. Paul also specialises in hosted trips to destinations all over the world, targeting species such as wild Brown Trout, Grayling, Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit in locations as diverse as Poland, Slovenia, Iceland, Bosnia, Mexico & New Zealand. http://paulprocter.blogspot.com/

Dougie Loughridge
Dougie Loughridge (Friday, Sunday)
Dougie has been tying for over18 years. He cut his flyfishing teeth on lochs, rivers and small stillwaters chasing Rainbows, Brownies and Grayling but his true passion these days is for Pike on the fly. This has become his main focus over the last few years and he likes nothing more than drifting in his float tube stalking the big, hard fighting Pike from waters big and small all over the country. You can see and buy the flies Dougie designs for Fulling Mill here.

Duncan Egan
Duncan Egan (Saturday)
Duncan specialises in tying innovative, modern salmon flies and is the inventor of the hugely successful Flamethrower series of flies. He ties flies professionally for many salmon beats and high profile salmon anglers all over the world and often has a lengthy waiting list. However he is by no means a one trick fly tyer and if you ask him nicely he will show you some of the most awesome Clyde style trout flies you will ever see. http://www.duncaneganflies.co.uk/

Michael Low
Michael Low (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Michael Low is well known in the competition scene, having had success from an early age and is also a fan of river fishing. He recently started a new job with top fly supplier Fulling Mill, working behind the scenes and will be happy to show off his favourite pattern for rivers and lochs and show you how to tie them and fish them successfully. http://www.fullingmill.com

David Edwards
David Edwards (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
David  has always been fascinated by Pike fishing, but it doesn't stop him from fishing for other species. He will use most legal means of catching fish but his favourite and most successful method has to be fly fishing. David is best known as the man who popularised the use of modern UV curing glues in UK fly tying and made them available to the masses under the Bug-Bond brand. he will be demonstrating the various methods and uses he has found for this innovative product and all Bug-Bond products will be available for purchase instore. http://deesox.blogspot.com/

There will be loads of other things happening on the Open Weekend dates. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event!

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