I have had the privilege of attending the Irish Fly Fair since the very first one and its success is undoubtedly down to Stevie, Elaine and the team. APGAI Ireland has always been represented in all those years - teaching, demonstrating and running the Youth Fly Dressing Competition. All credit to the contributors of the prizes for the Competition, who were all dealers attending the show and selling quality fishing equipment. I am always amazed at the quality of the fly dressers’ ability at the Fair, they demonstrate at the top level. Several years ago, I wrote a mission statement:
After 50+ years of very enjoyable fly fishing and the luxury of becoming the holder of various qualifications by passing the assessment examinations of several governing bodies throughout the British Isles, including the highest available A.A.P.G.A.I. Masters, I consider it is now time for me to promote the sport as best as I can by sharing my knowledge among the young, the disabled and across the religious boundaries that exist in N.I.
Joe Stitt - Email: email@example.com