Fly Tyers confirmed for the Open Weekend

The fly tying demonstrations are always very popular at our Open Weekends and the next one 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 the fly tying section in the shop and help you to choose the right materials, so don't miss out on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March and come to our 3 day fishing extravaganza!

Davie McPhail
Davie McPhail (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Classed as one of the very best tyers in Europe, 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.

Paul Little
Paul Little (Sunday only)
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.

Steve Carew
Steve Carew (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
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.
Dougie Loughridge
Dougie Loughridge (Saturday, Sunday)
Dougie has been tying for around 18 years or so. He cut his flyfishing teeth on Lochs, Rivers and small stillwaters chasing Rainbows, Brownies and Grayling but his true passion is for Pike on the fly. This has become his main focus over the last 4 years or so and he likes nothing more than drifting in his float tube stalking the big, hard fighting Pike from our famous Lochs here in Scotland. You can see and buy the flies Dougie designs for Fulling Mill here.

Duncan Egan
Duncan Egan (Saturday, Sunday)
Duncan specialises in tying 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.

Michael Low
Michael Low (Saturday, Sunday)
Michael is no stranger to success, having been Scottish junior fly fishing champion two years in a row. He had a great season last year with qualification for the final stages of the Scottish National Championships, the Airflo Anglian Water Competition, the Scottish Club Championships, the Carron Masters and the Champion of Champions. To top it all off he was Commonwealth Individual Fly Fishing Champion in a very hard fought event! Michael will be happy to show off his favourite pattern for rivers and lochs and show you how to tie them and fish them successfully.

Andy Kitchener
Andy Kitchener (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Andy Kitchener is creator of the Tubeology tube fishing system with its interchangeable fly tying heads allowing a tube fly to be 'hot spotted' or have weight changed at the water’s edge. An avid fisherman, Andy has fished the world over while working for the computer industry prior to setting up his own fly fishing businesses.

Sandy Dickson
Sandy Dickson (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Sandy started fishing seriously at the age of 13 and was never without a rod in his hand. Due to the position of his home, being on the top of the hill overlooking the Clyde, Sandy soon learned how to read the river and that was on the occasions when he was not actually on the river! Sandy only uses his own flies when fishing and is particularly proud of his buzzers. These buzzers are so slim, he says that they make Amy Winehouse look obese!

David Edwards
David Edwards (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
David  has always been fascinated by the pike, 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.

There will be tons of stuff 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!


  1. Hi Gary,
    Paul Little is at the show saturday and sunday. He's tying a few flies on the FishPal stand.
    Look forward to seeing you there


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