Jerome Francis Molloy, born February 24, 1956 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, a descendant of Irish ancestry, has become a respected fly fisherman and fly tier. It was a natural progression of this passion that would inspire his finding of Atlantic Salmon Flies.
From the outset, his peers recognized his talent with feathers and fur. In 1986, he entered his first competition, The Atlantic Salmon Conclave, and captured first place with an entry of the most famous of all flies, “The Jock Scott”.
Not one to be held by complacency, Jerome continued to develop his skills and later won the prestigious “FQSA World Championships” in 1991 and 1992. Also in 1992, he captured the Eastern Woods and Waters Fly tying Championship. Additionally, he would achieve acclaim with both the Mustad International Open Fly tying Competition and the Ontario Out of Doors Competition. In 1995 he was accredited by both the Federation Quebec Salmon Atlantic and the North Atlantic Salmon Fund, a Master Tyer and was inducted in the FQSA, Fly Tyers Hall of Fame.
In 2008 Jerome was further inducted in the Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame in Doaktown,New Brunswick on the World Famous Miramichi River.
For over 35 years, Mr. Molloy has actively participated in numerous fund raising events to protect and conserve our fisheries and ecosystems.
As an instructor and dresser of Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies, Hair wing Salmon and Trout Flies, this experienced angler has earned international prestige and notoriety, and he has fished extensively throughout the Salar’s eastern range.
Mentors that have influenced this Master Tyer, include the historic works of Kelson, Francis Francis, J.J. Hale, J.P. Traherne, W. Blacker, T.E. Pryce Tannatt, J.W. Duncan and W.S.Hunter.