Phil Clough with a Permit

Phil Clough BIO 2013

Phil Clough

In float fishing circles the name Clough (promounced “Cluff”) is well known as one of the most Iconic Float reels ever created.

Phil Clough is the son of the inventor and has earned a reputation as a versatile and dedicated fly angler in his own right.

Started fly fishing in the mid seventies then stopped to chase steelhead with the long rod and centre pin reel. He started fly fishing again in the late nineties for trout and bass became more serious about it when he started saltwater fly fishing for bonefish, permit, snook, baracuda and tarpon.

He has also fly fished for Atlantic salmon,steelhead, pike,bass, muskie and stripers and has been fortunate to fish in the Bahamas, Belize, British Columbia, Cape Cod, Honduras, Florida, Mexico,Newfoundland, New York and Washington State.

Some of the guides and instructors he’s been lucky enough to fish with include Bruce Chard, Jeff Hickman, Rick Whorwood, Bill Houze, Eworth Garbutt and several other great teachers.

When he retired 6 years ago he started tying flies.

Preferring to stay under the radar, it was with much coercion that we were able to get Phil in for a demonstration of some of those great flies.

Phil will be tying flies for Tarpon, Cuda, Bonefish, Permit and Snook.

“Fishing is about enjoying the outdoors, respecting the environment, learning and having fun with your friends.”