started tying flies for her late father, a keen salmon fisherman,
when she was a young girl. She tied flies professionally
from 1965 for about 30 years until other calls on her time finally persuaded her that she needed to retire—from commercial tying, at least!
For much of that same period she taught flydressing in adult education
classes. As well as holding free sessions for children at a local primary school, she also gave countless demonstrations at fishing clubs, fishing fairs and exhibitions. A founder member of the Fly Dressers'
Guild, she is now a life vice president.
Jackie has written
two books and contributed to another which were very
well received in the flydressing community. The two which
she wrote herself were 'Flytying Techniques' and 'Flytying
Tools And Materials.' you can find information about them