This course will cover the basic tools and techniques of fly tying to enable students to tie practical patterns for both the local area and other parts of the country.
Mike has fly fished since 1963 in several countries and different types of water. He has been the angling correspondent for the Otago Daily Times for 35 years and has published several books on fly fishing. He has been tying flies since 1965. He was a professional instructor for Hardys and has taught fly fishing for 44 years. He has held numerous British casting records and was also all round fly casting champion.
Mike is a noted fly fishing expert; he has been fly fishing for 50 years and a fly fishing teacher for over 40 years. For the last 40 years he has been the angling correspondent for the Otago Daily Times. He is author of three books on the sport, How to Teach Yourself Fly Casting and Ten of the Best New Zealand Trout Flies, and Fly Fishing Made Easy.