Jay Bartlett

The Irish Fly Fair - Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
18th & 19th November 2023


Jay Bartlett at The Irish Fly Fair
Jay has been at the water's edge since he was baby, picking up fly fishing on trout lakes as a toddler and got to experience his first Salmon at the age of 7, where his love for migratory fish began. After many years as a touring musician, he rekindled his love for fly fishing by tying flies and helping to develop Baltic Salmon fishing destinations in Sweden, as well as helping fly fishing brands such as Loop Tackle Design, Spey Brothers, Future Fly & Vision in their development.

For many years Jay's main passion was salmon fishing and tying Scandinavian style flies, but there was always one place and one particular species that was at the top of the bucket list and in the summer of 2023 was finally able to go and fish in Greenland for Sea Run Arctic Char. Here a new passion was ignited, tying the more vibrant and eclectic patterns for targeting Char, especially fishing skated foam flies for the most electric top water fishing.

Jay has written published articles for worldwide fishing magazines and blogs as well as appearing in fly fishing movies such Hooké's "Laplanders" and Sportfish "Get Kid's Into Fly Fishing" with his Twin boys Zack & Alex. Jay loves his time on the water especially with his kids, but the vice is a close 2nd.


Sponsoirs of the IFF 2023 at The Irish Fly Fair