Alex was raised on a diet of fly fishing and I am pretty sure that Charles Jardine only gave him fly reels to play with instead of toys! Alex has fished for the England Youth Team, representing them at World Championship level over a 4 year period winning a team Bronze and a highest individual finish of 7th in the world. He has travelled extensively, looking after groups of people and guiding them as well as giving numerous casting demonstrations alongside his father. Alex ties flies for the Partridge pro team, is a qualified casting instructor and works for international fishing specialists Aardvark McLeod.
Bob Sherwood is a lifelong fly fisher and an AAPGAI Master salmon and trout instructor as well as an Advanced fly tying instructor. A journalist by background, he was written extensively on fishing and outdoor pursuits for the UK national press and a range of magazines. He has fished widely across the world, particularly in Iceland, Canada, USA, Argentina and the Bahamas. As a partner in Halstead and Bolton, the fly fishing travel specialists, he leads groups of fly anglers to some of the most exciting global destinations. Every year, he also runs residential salmon and trout courses in Scotland and England. In addition, he is secretary of the Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors and a senior assessor for all AAPGAI instructor qualifications.
Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire and later educated in the North of Scotland where at an early age the love of fishing and the countryside were truly cemented. Lucky enough to have fished in many wonderful places and and still having a passion to keep learning and questioning. Holding Aapgai Advanced qualifications in both Salmon and Trout of which I am very proud, now semi-retired from my family run Inn and Restaurant enabling me to spend more time fishing, teaching and guiding in Scotland and the rivers of the North of England.
Chris is based at our UK distributor Fly Only www.flyonlyonline.co.uk where he teaches individual and group lessons as well as guiding throughout the region. His qualifications include APGAI Single and Double Handed, IFFF Master Casting Instructor and IFFF Two Handed Casting Instructor . When Chris is not teaching or guiding he can be found with a fly rod in his hand chasing a variety of different species both in the UK and abroad. For further information on Chris please visit www.flyfishingwithchrishague.co.uk
Eric is a charismatic professional fly-casting instructor and fishing guide based in the English Lake District. Although specialising in catching pike on the fly, he is equally at home on wild waters all over the world and has caught salmon and trout from the Russian Ponoi to the USA’s Roaring Fork. These days based around Keswick, and surrounded by first rate wild fishing, Eric has fished the Lake District for most of his life and takes great delight in improving other anglers fishing experiences. When not working he is usually by water somewhere, with a rod in his hand. He can be contacted via e mail at erictbad @globalnet.co.uk or his web site: www.hemmingwaysfish.co.uk.
Mick is a Salmon and Trout fly casting instructor and Guide on the River Tweed in Scotland, and hold the Masters qualification in the A.A.P.A.G.I in both Trout and Salmon casting. He also designed the MMD spey lines for Guideline. Mick is Guidelines UK casting demonstrator. Read more about Mick and his work at www.mickmcdaid.co.uk.
Dave is a real fishing nut, he love fishing for all types og fish, all game fish, sea bass and coarse fish. He's passion is seatrout fishing at night, followed by spring salmon, as long as he has a fly rod in his hand he is happy. Dave is retired which enabels him to do a lot of fishing on his home waters in Wales. For the last 20 years he have been going on annual trips to Norway and Russia.
Kieran started fly fishing at the age of 5 and has been at it ever since. When not fishing on his home rivers in Southern Ireland he can be found guiding and teaching other anglers in their pursuit of Atlantic Salmon on many of the famous rivers in the region. He also enjoys searching out large predatory early season Brown Trout as well as Seatrout on Balmy Summer nights. He now holds APGAI Ireland's Advanced Two handed Instructor and Guides qualification. Kieran also gives casting demonstrations and clinics specializing in practical techniques using modern equipment while keeping it simple and efficient. www.kspey-speyguide.blogspot.com
A professional Fly Casting Instructor and Ghillie in the West of Ireland for thirty years. Currently a Guide and resident Instructor on the Delphi Fishery, Connemara. Formally trained as an Instructor of both single and double handed fly casting in Scotland by Peter Anderson. Official double handed mentor for the National Union of Fly Fishers in Italy. The first person to successfully obtain all three FFF examinations at the one testing event. Currently a member of GAIA APGAI and EFFA.
Álvaro González Santillán
Álvaro was born in the north of Spain where he fish since his early childhood. Specialized in trout sight fishing and atlantic salmon, Álvaro travels searching for the best dry fly fishing spots in each season of the year. Nature lover and photographer, he is always with a rod and a camera in his hands, waiting to capture on his camera the essence of fly fishing world. Founder of LineasVivas flyfishing and photography blog, he writes for spanish magazines where you can find his pictures and his particular feelings about flyfishing. For more info: www.lineasvivas.com
Fabrice lives south west of France on the banks of the most beautiful salmon river and has been a dedicated flyfisherman
since his early childhood. In the past years he has worked a lot on increasing the popularity of underhand casting and the
use of shootings heads in salmon fishing in France with the use of tube flies. Nowaday, living right by the river Gave d’Oloron,
he’s working as a guide and he’s arranging fishing, tying and casting clinics, and some hosted trips abroad.
Alessio was born in Florence, where a historical italian fly fishing school is situated. He started fly fishing at the age of seven. As a courios and pasionate child, he learns seriosly from some of the best italian fly casters and fishermen. Just after a decade he becames casting istructor, valued fly tyer and Fly fishing shop contributor. In the past two years he has worked on increasing the popularity of underhand casting and the use of shooting heads in Italy, not only for chasing salmon and sea trout worldwide, but also for Italian rivers and coast fishing. Now he is hooked on short shooting heads with ultra light rods like #3 and #4 weight in his tuscanian pocket water. For more info, contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing since he was a child, fly fishing has been just another kind of fishing method, but from the age of 25fly fishing became the main and ultimately, the only way to fish. Born 1962 in the southern Part of Austria, near the border to Slovenia, his point of interest is the native brown trout. Bernd´s favorite type of fishing is the dry fly fishery on the gin clear, preferably, small streams in Austria and Slovenia. But, to teach and develop casting is even more important for him as the fishery itself. So he gave workshops and schools in Europe and the US. Especially the work with children and beginners is more a vocation than an effort to him. Till today, Bernd is the first and only I.F.F.F master in Austria, a level 2 examiner, and since 2014 a member of the I.F.F.F. international Committee. Web: www.wiesbauer-fliegenfischen.com
Mikael Frödin - PRO TEAM
Mikael started tying his own flies at the age of thirteen and since the age of 18 he’s lived as a professional fly tier and salmon fisher. During the -80’s and the 90’s he worked as a guide by some of Scandinavian’s best salmon rivers. It gave him not only interesting contacts but also irreplaceable experience. The last 25 years he has fished more than 100 days per year all over the world. Apart from the salmon fishing, he also has lots of experience from fishing sea trout and steelhead. Mikael is one of the most experienced, well-known and successful fisherman of Scandinavia.