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Lawrence FinneyMulti-talented Fly Tyer Lawrence Finney, who hails from Moira County, Armagh, Northern Ireland ties a variety of flies - from those for Pike, Salmon, and Sea Trout - to those for Salt water. His main passion is traditional Irish Lough style patterns, including new variations that have been articled in Irish Angler Magazine. He also has been featured in Total Fly Fisher and a special edition of Irish Fly Tyer. Those accomplishments are impressive, but if that is not enough, he is certified as one of only fifteen Association of Professional Game Angler Instructors (A.P.G.A.I.) in the whole of Ireland and only one of four certified as a fly dresser. Lawrence is modest about his accomplishments as you can see from what he writes below, but he is very willing to share his work. You will also discover from his new instructional videos that he has a talent for being behind the camera. You can see a few of his of his flies here, but there are many more fine examples to view or purchase at his website, Finney's Flies. Read on about what Lawrence has to say about himself, but don't miss the opportunity to view his flies.

I have lived and fishing in Ireland for the past 35 years, fishing a fair few of the Irish Loughs for wild brown Trout, also a number of the rivers for Brown Trout, Dollaghan, Sea Trout and Salmon. My first love is fly dressing and tying traditional Irish Lough flies. Last year I finished developing my range of woven nymph patterns, CDC Wulff’s and the new range of Dabblers. This year I completed my dedicated fly tying studio in the converted garage which now enables me to cater for up to 6 students for fly tying classes. I have been demonstrating dressing Irish patterns at the major  fly dressing venues in Ireland England and Holland. I am currently tutoring students preparing for their  A.P.G.A.I. exam next year.

Lawrence Finney

Lawrence Finney Flies

New Flies for November/Dec 08 Edition

Copper Game Fair FlyThe Makerel ShrimpThe Great Game Fair of Ireland FlyAlaskabou Variant

Instructional Videos

Lawrence Finney Instructional Videos

Previously Submitted Flies 

The Tailed MedicineGreen Game Fair Fly2 Tone WilkinsonCopper Shrimp Strangford Eel

This site is primarily a Salmon, Steelhead, and Sea-Run Cutthroat fly site, but I was so impressed with Lawrence Finney's trout flies, I thought it would be worth the readers' time to take a look at some of them. Click on the following link to open up an album of a few of his trout flies, in particular the intricate the nymphs with the intricate weaving along the abdomen.

Lawrence Finney Trout Flies

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