I'd like to welcome a rising star to the BUG-BOND team... his name is Ilan Evans, he's 18 and aside from tying flies he works in the family business "Y Gywniad" which is a fishing tackle shop in the town of Bala, not far from the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) in North Wales.
Ilan Evans is a young professional fly tyer and has been tying flies and fishing since his primary school days.
In 2011, Ilan represented his country as a member of the Welsh Youth Fly Fishing team at Loch Menteith in Scotland. The Welsh Team came 2nd out of the 4 Nations.
Ilan has tied flies at the Welsh Fly Fair, North Wales Fly Fair, the Irish Fly Fair in Galway at the Angling Expo in Dublin. He also demonstrated his skills on the UK Fly Dressers Stand at the British Fly Fair International 2012, and will be tying again this year at the BFFI on the fly tiers row.
Ilan is an active member of the Fly Dressers Guild and attends weekly sessions, he also teaches fly tying to members of Bala Angling Association.His specialty flies are – competition and river flies, and ties micro flies (size 32).
Welcome to the team Ilan...
A team of Ilan's Bug-Bond Beetles ready for action!