Ali Hutchens has been a keen fisherman for the past 40 years. He started coarse fishing with his father as a young boy and was introduced to fly fishing by his grandfather. He has been fortunate enough to fish on many of Scotland's salmon rivers through his unrivalled passion for the sport and has guided on the River Tweed and the River Tay.
He is a very keen tier of salmon flies and has become well known on social media and at various fishing shows for his intruders tied taking inspiration for traditional salmon fly patterns. He has written articles for Total Flyfisher on both salmon flies and end of season salmon fishing. In 2016 as a member of Scandinavian United Fly tyers (ScUFt), they released their first film "Passion Breaks Borders" whilst fishing for Salmon in Norway. The film won "Best adventure and expedition film" at Flyfest 2016. He has fished for salmon all over the UK, venturing into Denmark, Sweden and Norway in recent years. Look out for his next film with ScUFt in 2017 where the team will be fishing at a secret location inside the Arctic Circle.