Mick Hall, although England born, has lived his life in Australia. Over the last fifty years he has fished in England, Norway, Italy, USA, New Zealand and, of course, all over Australia. As a fly tyer Mick has gained a worldwide reputation and has contributed to many books including Steve Thornton's acclaimed Fly Tyers of the World, published in 2007.
Mick has also contributed to a number of International magazines, being Fly Line in Italy, "Fly Dresser", the journal of the Fly Dressers' Guild, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying England and the Russian fly fishing magazine. For just over 25 years Mick has had a regular fly tying column in Australia's Freshwater Fishing magazine.
As a fly angler he has been the recipient of many awards; some of these include a number of International awards such as the Peter Crosby/Dick Carlsburg award for sportsmanship at the 1996 "One Fly" in Jackson Hole Wyoming. He is an honorary life member of Club Altotevere in Tuscany Italy and was also awarded the status of Australian Ambassador for fly fishing in Italy during the 2007 SIM Festival at Castel de Sangro. He has also twice been a juror at the World Tuscany Open Fly-tying competition.
Mick has demonstrated fly tying at the BFFI, Somerset Fly Fishing Show in New Jersey, the Swedish Fly Fair and at the S.I.M. festival in Italy.
Mick is also on a number of pro teams, being Whiting Farms, Jarvis Walker (for Cortland Australia) and now Partridge and Regal vices.
For a broader and more detailed list of his achievements and activities visit Micks website, www.kossiedun.com.au