My name is Matthew Davies, I live in the beautiful Vale Of Clwyd, North Wales. I started fishing at the age of 9 on some local rivers and small still waters. As I got older I became more and more interested in Angling and I have been fortunate enough to fish for my Country, Wales, at Youth level, having been capped in 2022 and 2023. I enjoy a variety of fishing disciplines from coastal bass fishing to elegant small streams for wild, brown trout.
I started tying flies at about 10 years old, when I attended my local angling club’s, fly tying social evenings. In July 2017 I was delighted to win the Junior Fly tying competition at the Rhug Country Fair. It was at this event that I met Nickolas Wright of Deer Creek. In December 2018, Nick asked me to join his youth pro-team talent pathway, followed by joining the full pro team in October 2021.
I enjoy tying a wide range of different patterns from pike and saltwater, through to delicate river flies.
I am a keen user of Social Media, where I find inspiration from many talented tyers. I am also part of the first generation who have been fortunate to learn from YouTube and moving pictures rather than a book. I also have to say thank you to many of the well known faces in the fly tying world for their assistance over the years. I love to attend fishing and fly tying shows. I have been very lucky to have tied flies on trade stands at the BFFI over the years and am really looking forward to being able to show my skills and share some of my knowledge with you at BFFI 2024.