I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years. I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer. However he had me tying commercially before I left school. Since then I have been tying commercially on and off over the years. In between times I tied for fun and for my own use. I got the Classic Salmon fly bug properly about 8 years ago and between then and now discovered Carrie Stevens beauties which stirred my interest in streamers. Since discovering the classics I`ve won a few awards in tying competitions, mainly with Mustad, but also a few others such as the Spey Clave. I`ve also written a recently published book “The Blacker Compendium” with the help of Dale Darling at Riverfork Press which was a great experience in itself. Basically fly tying has been a big part of my life since almost the beginning.
Cheers Bob F