About Me

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Now affiliated with Snowbee UK Ltd and Veniard, I am a self taught fly fisherman and fly tyer. I have 76994604_2968174363192882_8028238339532390400_nbeen fly fishing for over 20 years on the streams, rivers and lakes across Northern Ireland. By no means a pro, but by all means experienced and enjoy passing on my knowledge and sharing ideas and skills with others within the angling community.

Flytying is a passion of mine, and i enjoy fashion. I’m fortunate to  be able to combine my enjoyment of both to dress Veniard lapel pins to create bespoke fashionable accessories. This hobby has allowed me to collaborate with and supply some of the biggest names in global sport, including  Carl Frampton (Boxing), Jonathan Rea (World Superbikes) and Ronnie O’Sullivan (Snooker) -08-_2_-_Read-Only_to name a few! Some of my pins have even featured in the promotion of some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including the World Boxing Super Series final between Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire!



I love being outdoors and i have been brought up to appreciate wildlife and if i’m not fishing, flytying or taking pictures of things, then it’s most likely i am planning and developing a community led conservation project, community flytying events for social exclusion or monitoring water quality on my local urban waters with some of my fishery scientist friends.

Enjoy reading about flyfishing so much that i enjoy writing about flyfishing too. That may cover places to fish, tackle, small anecdotes and flytying materials for the benefit of all flyfishing enthusiasts who just cannot make their mind up, or perhaps need some inspiration before they make that purchase. In short, i love reading and writing.

I am a keen social media enthusiast, conservationist, water quality researcher and volunteer with first hand experience in fishery management as treasurer of a local angling association. But i am an ex rugby player, so i do like to keep that baggage off with some exercise!

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Picking up Coca Cola Inland Waterway Group of the year 2016 for developing community-led science projects. The first group in Northern Ireland to do so.

 

 

Supported by Snowbee Uk Ltd

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Part of the International Snowbee Group, this company specialises in British designed fly tackle including rods, reels, clothing etc for both the game and saltwater angler. Based in South West England, the company has grown from strength to strength, with over 40 years in the game.

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Long standing British brand at the forefront of the flytying industry, supplying all type of material for all types of flytying and flyfishing.

Supported by Devine Design

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Quirky and innovative design agency, based in Northern Ireland, offering high quality, professional design, print and photography services at affordable prices.