Meet the team
Ian Gordon - World Spey Casting Champion, conservationist and fishing tackle
As well as managing Speyonline instruction courses and hosted fishing weeks, Ian is
currently the Principal Salmon and double-handed rod Consultant for Hardy and
Pure Fishing and is a lifelong Salmon conservationist and regular contributor to Trout
& Salmon and Fieldsports magazine.
Ian comes from a long line of fly-fishers, with his Father, Grandfather and Great
Grandfather having an interest in the River Spey dating back to the 1860s. He began
fishing aged eight and has worked as a Ghillie/Guide and fishing agent for over 35
A past individual World Speycasting Champion and part of the current World
Championship winning team, Ian now specialises in teaching Speycasting with the
double handed fly rod and has been invited to teach Speycasting in many countries
including the USA, Japan, throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
As principal consultant in Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing for Alnwick based
Hardy, Ian has played an instrumental part in developing the award-winning Zenith
and Zephrus [Sintrix] double handed rods, and has been the company’s main
consultant in this field since 2007.
Tom first came for lessons in the late 1990s and quickly I could see real potential with regard both teaching and looking after clients.
Toms easy going and laid back personality make a day in his company a real tonic for anyone.
He has worked with me now for a number of years, both teaching and hosting groups of fishers and I can say without a doubt, he is one of the finest and fun people you are likely to meet on the river bank.
Based in Perthshire, Tom is now very well respected in the world of salmon fishing in his own right, a real professional with an eagerness to excel in anything he does.
Clients can book Tom for lessons on the river Tay where he has good relationships with a few key beat owners and ghillies.