Pro Team

The Pro Team was formed in 2016 from a variety of people with different backgrounds and experience levels to match the demographic of our customers. This means we have fly tiers of all levels, from enthusiastic amateurs to professional fly tiers. There’s also a good mix of Pike/Predator, Sea (cold/tropical), Game, Course, Specialist and all round anglers in the team.

So that you can use our products with 100% confidence!

Our Pro Team is here to ensure that we only include the very best products in our ever expanding portfolio of high quality products. Behind the scenes the team work hard to test every aspect of each potential new product, many do not make the grade to appear in our shop.

We are all very approachable so do not hesitate to get in touch!


Chris Silverthorne
The Boss
Owner of Silverscales Fly Tying. Professional fly tier. Passionate all round angler. Saltwater fly fishing for Bass, Pollock Mackerel and Garfish is my favourite method. my pageFollow my channel
Iain Mortimer
Pro Team Member
Senior Manager in the food industry. Amateur tier of flies for predators and game fish in salt and freshwater with good tying and fishing competition results. Keen sea and freshwater lure and fly angler based on the south coast.
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Pete Kennett
Pro Team Member
Semi retired nurse. Been coarse fishing most of my life but more recently converted to lure and fly fishing, now obsessed with catching mainly Pike on the fly. Since 2009, I have enjoyed making large flies and jig flies for Pike as well as small jig flies (Wee Beasties) for catching Trout, Perch, Chub and Zander.
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Gary Bissell
Pro Team Member
Construction project manager. I enjoy tropical and cold salt water fly fishing and fresh water pike fishing. I tie many Bonefish and Permit flies. My passion is tying Pike flies!
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Mark Leathwood
Pro Team Member
Self Employed Guitar Tutor. Former PAC secretary and served on the committees of the Specialist Anglers Alliance and the National Anguilla Club. I have been fishing for pike for 25 years and fly fishing for them for the last 20. Nowadays I only fly fish and occasionally enjoy a spot of trout fishing as well.
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Stephen Gregory
Pro Team Member
Auto Technician for European Specialist Vehicles. Pure Saltwater angler and Tier. My main focus is flats flies, Bonefish, Permit, Trevally etc. I own Black Orchid Flies and am sponsored by Sybai, Silver Scales and I’m Team Leader for Solarez in Australia.
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Stephen Bewes
Pro Team Member
Retired Power planner for BT. Fish for anything on the fly and Lure. Enthusiastic amateur tier. I tie all manner of flies for trout, coarse fish but mainly Pike.
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Jonathan Bartley
Pro Team Member
I'm an assistant hotel bar manager. An enthusiastic amateur pike and Trout Fly tier. If it swims I will chase it with a fly rod!
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Martyn White
Pro Team Member
Professional fly tier and operator of Flicking Feathers. Predator and saltwater angler. Based in Japan
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Lee Harper-Smith
Pro Team Member
Self employed IT consultant. Enthusiastic amateur Pike/Salt fly tier. Pike/Predator Angler.
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Stuart Wylie
Pro Team member
Taxi Driver. I have been chasing Pike on the fly in my native Ireland for 20 years and also love to fish for wild Brown Trout in the Rivers and Loughs. I also tie flies Professionally.
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Stuart Hollingworth
Pro team member
Stuart is from Hull and his favourite fish on the fly are Pollock and Mackerel from Saltwater and Wild browns from Fresh.
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