Jerome Molloy was born February 24, 1956 in St. John's, Newfoundland of Irish descendents. Later in life Jerome quickly become a respected fly fisherman; fly tier and web host known by many in the tying community. Because of his love of tying it was inevitable that Jerome would be inspired by the Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly. From the outset Jerome has been recognized as a major talent in the world of salmon flies. In 1986, he entered his first competition, The Atlantic Salmon Conclave, and captured first place with an entry of the most famous of all flies, The Jock Scott.
Jerome continued to develop his skills and later won the prestigious FQSA World Championships in 1991 and 1992. In 1992, he captured the Eastern Woods and Waters Flytying Championship. Jerome would achieve acclaim with both the Mustad International Open Flytying Competition and the Ontario Out of Doors Competition. In 1995 he was accredited by both the Federation Quebec Salmon Atlantic and the North Atlantic Salmon Fund and in that same year Jerome was inducted in the FQSA Fly Tiers Hall of Fame.
For over 20 years Jerome has actively participated in numerous fund raising events to protect and conserve our ecosystems. As an instructor and dresser of Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies, Hair wing Salmon Flies, and Trout flies Jerome has earned international prestige and notoriety and he has fished extensively throughout the Salar's eastern range.
Today Jerome is a maker of classic and traditional salmon and trout flies for use on the rivers of New Brunswick and Quebec. These rivers include the Restigouche, Upsalquich, Kedgewick, Miramichi, Saint John, Cains, Renous, Margaree, Cascapedia, Matane, Matapedia and the St Jean. Featherwing and Hairwing flies made to order for your fishing trip to any of these rivers can be purchased at Jerome's web site www.atlanticsalmonfly.com.
Mentors that have influenced Jerome include the historic works of Kelson, Francis Francis, Hale, Traherne, Blacker and T.E. Pryce Tannatt.
Editors Note: If you are interested in seeing more of Jerome's work check out his web site mentioned above. There you can get a better idea of just who Jerome is and how much he loves what he does. Also, if you are interested in discussing fly tying with Jerome you can email him firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Jerome know you found him here on The Classics.
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