Arthur’s area of expertise is in tying and demonstrating traditional Irish lough flies and small river dry flies although he enjoys dressing the whole range of Irish trout and seatrout flies including the more modern and innovative patterns. He recently began to specialise in predator and saltwater patterns.
He is an Advanced Fly-dressing member of APGAI Ireland and also its Secretary.
In addition, Arthur is a member of the prestigious Partridge Pro Team and is on the Regal Vice Pro Staff.
As a retired teacher, Arthur particularly likes working with young people and beginners to the world of fly-dressing and demonstrates and teaches in this area at all the major Irish Country Fairs and Shows each year as well as selected overseas events such as the Dutch Fly Fair and the FFF Conclave in Montana.
As well as demonstrating, he intends to offer “Have a Go” sessions for beginners and kids at the Irish Spring Angling Fair.