Thank you for taking the time to have a look at the TUFF website. Hello I am Simon Byrne lead guide and the Troutbum who started TUFF flyfishing. TUFF grew from a life long passion for wild Brown Trout, fly fishing and the fantastic landscapes of Scotland. I love the immersive quality of wild trout fly fishing its ability to relax and lose yourself for hours surrounded beautiful landscapes and fantastic wildlife. TUFF began as a Blog I started whilst I was still working in the oil industry as a geologist, By writing a blog I was hoping to take people on my journeys fly fishing across Scotland and share the experience and my passion for the sport and the outdoors, it seemed to work as soon readers began asking for more than just stories, they wanted to come on the journeys and Guiding became the natural progression in 2015 TUFF fly fishing was born.
With over 20 years fly fishing experience for wild brown trout you could almost say its in the blood, even whilst studying at university and working in Edinburgh I had my fly fishing tackle with me and I escaped when I could to wet a fly and relax. 5 years ago the decision was made to leave the oil industry and a change of lifestyle, already living in rural Aberdeenshire I had the opportunity to spend even more time on the water fly fishing splitting my time between fishing and renovating property and I have to say it has been the best decision I've ever made. Tthe satisfaction from meeting other fishers with a passion for the sport or an eagerness to try fly fishing for wild trout is immeasurable, and it is incredible rewarding to watch others catch fish.