I started tying my own flies some 30 years ago. I was self taught and quickly realised the value of good instruction and how scarce it was, so after a few years I became an Instructor under the Salmon and Trout association STANIC banner, later becoming part of GAIA. I am currently a member of the Professional Anglers Association offering classes in trout fishing, coarse fishing and of course fly tying. Since then I have taught privately and also in Adult education courses at my local college. I am currently running a course at Hampton rugby Club in SW London.
My favourite flies to tie are Chalkstream dries and Irish Loch flies, but I enjoy tying all styles and regularly tie Saltwater, Salmon and Pike flies too.
I am a life member of the Fly Dressers Guild, and part of the editorial team writing articles on classic flies and famous fly tyers.
I have been a Whiting Pro team tier since 2005, and I will be tying with a range of Whiting products.