Originally from England Christopher Rownes now lives in Switzerland where he works as a sales rep for Guideline.
He began Flyfishing at the age of eight on the small streams of England and Wales, on these brooks he caught his first wild brown trout and fell in love with their wildness and beauty.
He was privileged to study Fly-casting under the guidance of the legendary Mel Krieger. It was Mel who introduced him to fly casting instruction.
Mel is his flycasting mentor, he inspired, formed, tutored and fine-tuned his fly-casting and fly-casting instruction technique. Later Mel and Christopher gave countless workshops together all over Europe.
Christopher has over 35 years of experience in fly fishing and is a Specialist in Spey casting techniques with a single-handed rod.
He has travelled, fished and instructed flycasting extensively all around the globe including Russia, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Iceland, Austria and Denmark and has been lucky to work and develop his fly casting and fly fishing techniques alongside many Internationally renowned flyfishing and flycasting experts.
Christopher has demonstrated and taught world-wide to instructor level and has spent years studying the art, science and techniques of fly casting and has acquired a reputation not only as an outstanding fly caster, but also as one with that rare ability to teach others in a relaxed and humorous way.
In 2008 he became a Certified Master fly casting Instructor (MCI) of the American IFFF.