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AtomSix pro team

PHILIP BAILEY – Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Phil Bailey

Philip Bailey is an Australian now based in Yorkshire. Philip has fly fished for 35 years and has been a professional guide in Australia (Tasmania) and England. He has fished in many countries and produced a small booklet on how to fish traditional hackled flies. Philip helped to design my Neutrino 10’ 3wt rod which is perfect for fishing North Country Spiders or light nymphing.

Philip now specialises in fishing dry flies using the Italian Style of casting. He is the chief UK instructor and technical director with the Italian Fly Fishing Masters team and heads the FFM UK team. He is an extremely enthusiastic fly fishermen and brings many innovative ideas to his fly fishing. Philip is also a superb fly tier having tied commercially for may years during his fly fishing career.

You can contact Philip by email:




MIKE HERITAGE – Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

Mike Heritage is an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor (MCCI).
He is on the committee of the British Fly Casting Club (BFCC) and has held and still holds various club distance records. Mike also competes in various distance casting competitions throughout Europe. His expert casting input was crucial in the development of the Tachyon Competition series.
“Initially my resurgent interest in fly casting was trying to blast a five weight line to the horizon. I still try to do that but since I decided to become an instructor I have developed a more rounded appreciation of all types of single-handed fly casting and it would be my pleasure to help you take your first steps on the fly casting ladder or help you climb even higher by adding a few feet to your existing cast. If you don’t already fly fish and don’t have any tackle I will provide it for the lesson. The only thing you need to bring with you are sunglasses, a peaked cap, shoes suitable for (maybe) wet grass and a sense of humour.”
Mike is based in Ashford, Kent and can be emailed at
Mike also has a blog page




JASON WILLIAMS – Pontypridd, Wales

Jason Williams is an Internationally capped fly fisherman with over 35 years fishing experience as well as being a level one coach.
He was Welsh loch style champion in 2011 and became Welsh team captain in 2016 where the team got the silver medal. Most recently Jason became 2017 Welsh champion again competing at Llyn Brenig.
“I love fly fishing for anything. I court all fresh water species on the fly and my favourite fly rod is the AtomSix Elemental 10ft 7wt. Most of my fishing is done on Reservoirs and small still waters for but also love to fly fish trout but I also do a lot of fishing for carp on the fly….even better now I have my Elemental 9′  7wt.”