12th November saw the trek up the M50 from South Wales of Mark Roberts who attended Worcester Fly Dressers. Mark is a passionate river angler, fly tyer and casting instructor with the following accreditations to his name
- GAIC (Game Angling instructors Certificate)
- APGAI (Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructor)
- Mentor and Assessor for APGAI
- International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) member
- IFFF Master Casting Instructors award, (MCI)
- IFFF Two Handed Casting Instructors, (THCI) award
- Angling Trust licensed Level 2 Coach in Game Angling
and in addition Mark is a member of the Hardy & Greys’ ProTeam and currently secretary of the Gwent Angling Society.
Mark gave the members in attendance an excellent demonstration of fly tying with a selection that can be used on both rivers and still waters. The flies too encompassed a number of varied techniques, with Mark encouraging the audience that the fly that is being tied is your own variation and not to be afraid to experiment.
With thanks to Mark for an excellent evening and his permission to show the flies on the website. The flies from the demonstration can be seen by accessing the Mark Roberts section on the Videos tab.