I am Steven Shorrock from Cheshire, my fly tying started at a very early age tying classic wet flies with my Grand Pop at the age of 6 or 7 although never actually picking up a fly rod at this time. My fishing then took and turn in to the Course Fishing scene for over 30 years. Then during the pandemic I tried my hand a fly fishing and this completely got a hold of me, Although I am relatively new to the fly scene, I have been very lucky to have been taken under the wing by some great tiers that have helped me develop to where I am today. I have a passion for tying tactical nymphs and dries.
I have tied at a number of open days and demos, for The Peacock Fly Fishing Club, Ludlow Fly Tying Club, Premier Vice Stand at the BFF!, John Norris and Mallon & Green, and The Fly Dressers Guild stand at the Chatsworth Game Fair I am a proud Ambassador for Veniards and also now on the Commercial Team for Partridge Hooks.
The main stay of my fishing is based around Staffordshire and Derbyshire where I spend most of my time during trout season on the River Wye, Derwent, Dove & Lathkill hunting for their wild Brown Trout and Rainbows, During winter my focus shifts to in and around Wales on the Dee, Wye and Severn targeting the Grayling. It is all about wild fish for me and I have started going further a field to Bosnia in chase of them in the last couple of years.