|Flytying at GAC - sponsored by Veniard|
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 instore 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
Mikael started tying his own flies at the age of thirteen and since the age of 18 he’s lived as a professional fly tyer and Salmon fisher. Mikael wrote his first article in the fishing press in the beginning of the 80’s and is today an acknowledged writer of the leading sport fishing magazines all over the world. He has contributed to many Salmon fishing and fly tying books and his best known book is his “Classic Salmon Flies” that has sold over 50,000 copies in 5 different languages. Working with Guideline and Partridge some of his fishing tackle developments include the F.I.T.S. tube system, his SSS fly tying materials and of course the best selling Salar hooks from partridge! http://www.frodinflies.com
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's passion is for dressing salmon flies, especially the classics. He enjoys dressing the grubs, Spey flies and those flies that most people have forgotten. In recent years he has given both salmon and trout fly workshops in the US and the UK and enjoys the experience very much. The important thing to Paul is mastering the basic techniques and having done so, to disseminate those skills for the benefit of other Fly dressers. http://paullittleflydresser.wordpress.com/
Based in Morayshire Scotland, GAIA qualified Trout instructor Allan Liddle has been a regular contributor to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine since 2001. Allan specialises in wild Trout from wild places throughout the scottish mainland and the outer isles in both running and still water and is equally as happy on the largest rivers and lochs, through to the smallest streams and lochans. Although he enjoys all forms of fly fishing, Allan has a special passion for fishing dries, claiming 'The anticipation and visual thrill of the take is by far the most exciting and satisfying aspect of the sport.'
Steve is the Technical Manager at Fulling Mill flies and he is also a passionate Fly Fisherman and Fly Tier with over twenty years experience. He mainly ties Trout and Grayling patterns for both still and running water but he also like to dabble in patterns for saltwater and carp. He will be on hand to answer any questions you have during the show, talk fishing to anyone who wants to listen and hopefully tie a few flies that you might find of interest. http://www.fullingmill.com/
An enthusiastic fisherman since the age of 10, living close to and fishing the Thames but graduating to fly fishing for trout at Weirwood Reservoir in Sussex at 18, and subsequently fishing around the UK for trout, salmon, and Grayling, Ian hase been tying his own flies for the last 40 years. Recently he has also taken to fishing for carp on the fly – great fun! Recently retired as Technical Manager for Fulling Mill after 17 years.
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/
Darryl is the UK and Ireland Sales Director for Partridge of Redditch and has been tying for over 36 years. He grew up fishing for wild brownies on his local River Lagan in Northern Ireland and this remains his passion to this day. A committed advocate of catch and release, he has a particular interest in all aspects of Euro Nymphing and will be demonstrating tying Woven Czech Nymphs on Friday and Sunday as well as being on hand to offer advice on the range of Partridge Hooks. http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/
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