Originally from England Christopher Rownes now lives in Switzerland where he works as a Professional fly fisher. He began Flyfishing at the age of eight on the small streams of England and Wales, on these brooks he caught his first wild brown trout and fell in love with their wildness and beauty.
He was privileged to study Fly-casting under the guidance of the legendary Mel Krieger. It was Mel who introduced him to fly casting instruction. His philosophy on teaching and fly-casting instruction is without parallel. Mel is his flycasting mentor, he inspired, formed, tutored and fine-tuned his fly-casting and fly-casting instruction technique.
Later Mel and Christopher gave countless workshops together all over Europe. Christopher is fluent in English, German and Spanish and has over 35 years of experience in fly casting and is a Specialist in the Underhand and Spey casting techniques with a single-handed rod.
He has have travelled, fished and instructed flycasting extensively all around the globe and has been lucky to work and develop his fly casting and fly fishing techniques alongside many Internationally renowned flyfishing and flycasting experts.
From beginner level to the highest standard of all forms of fly casting Christopher has demonstrated and taught world-wide to instructor level. Christopher has spent years studying the art, science and techniques of fly casting and has acquired a reputation not only as an outstanding fly caster, but also as one with that rare ability to teach others in a relaxed and humorous way.
In 2008 he became a Certified Master fly casting Instructor of the FFI America.
In 2019 Awarded the Mel Krieger Fly Casting Instruction Award In recognition of significant long term contributions to fly casting instruction worldwide.
If you are interested in learning how to fly cast or perfect your fly-casting technique I invite you to one of my fly-casting workshops.
To cast the perfect loop, the beauty of a river, dances with trout these are my passions and life long pursuit!