Alan Riddell

Alan Riddell builds fishing rods. He has been passionate about fishing since childhood and has been building rods as a hobby since he was a teenager. He spent 30 years working for the Civil Service and when he retired in 2009 he started building rods full time. His rods are predominantly for fly fishing but he has built rods which have caught the likes of marlin. He sells his rods at country shows all over the country and through word of mouth. He also ties high quality flies for trout, sea-trout, salmon and predator species in fresh and saltwater. Alan lives locally in Bradley Barton and has enjoyed visiting Seale-Hayne over the years. In his spare time Alan plays bass guitar in a rock and roll band.