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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

GAC Spring Open Weekend 2014 Fly Tying Schedule!

Flytying at GAC - sponsored by Veniard
The fly tying demonstrations are always one of the most popular part of our Open Weekends and the next one coming up on the 28th February, 1st and 2nd of March will be no different! Our new instore format will be bringing more of the countries top fly tyers, sponsored by Veniard and supported by Partridge, Fulling Mill, and Hardy, making this the premier fly tying event in Scotland! All of these tyers are 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!
Jim Lees
Jim began fly fishing on a small tributary of the river Clyde in Scotland almost 30 years ago and started fly tying at the same time; He didn't realise he had a choice, and with no local fly shops he assumed if you wanted to fly fish you had to tie your own flies. It seemed natural to him there wouldn't be one without the other. With basic instructions from a friend his early efforts were crude to say the least but they caught some fish and launched a lifelong passion! This will be Jim's first ever GAC Open Weekend appearance so we hope you will give him a warm welcome!

Stevie Munn
Stevie Munn
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 and 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 Little
Paul Little
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/

Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle
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.'

Ian McKenzie
Ian McKenzie
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 Edwards
David Edwards
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 Mooney
Darryl Mooney
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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There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

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