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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 and 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 and even Scotland. Catch Paul on Saturday and Sunday! http://paulprocter.blogspot.com/
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! Catch Jim on 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 and 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'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. Catch Paul on Saturday and Sunday! 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.' Catch Allan on Friday and Saturday!
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. Catch Ian on Friday and Saturday!
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 as well as being on hand to offer advice on the range of Partridge Hooks on all three days. Catch Darryl on Friday! http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/
Craig is a well known face on the Scottish river fly fishing scene and is a dab hand at tempting wild Brownies from stillwaters too! Demand for his flies, including the deadly 'Duracell' pattern, has been growing in the last few years, so much so that he is now a consultant with top fly supplier Fulling Mill - putting his flies in the hands of even more anglers and accounting for many Trout and Grayling up and down the country and even in the rivers of Europe! This will be Craigs first time tying at one of our events and we are sure you will all give him a warm welcome! Catch Craig on Friday and Sunday!
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