Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a part-time river fly fishing guide and professionally qualified game angling instructor.
Gareth’s fishing is firmly rooted in the world of small stream tributaries and the larger free-stone waters of the Wye, Usk, and Taff catchments and, likewise, his tying is matched to suit. Introduced to fly fishing by his father when he was 10 years old, Gareth caught the fly tying bug a few months later. Since then, Gareth has tied and demonstrated at a range of national shows, including the British Fly Fair International, Welsh Fly Fair, North Wales Country Fair, and various Fly Dressers Guild evenings, and is passionate in conveying knowledge and teaching via guided trips and casting lessons.
Specialising in both small stream and main-stem river fly fishing techniques for wild trout and grayling, Gareth is a passionate fly tier with a love for all things dry-fly, Czech & Jig nymphs, sub-size #20 dries and emergers, and ‘micro’ midge imitations tied to emulate the lifecycle of the Chironomid (Diptera) order.
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