Here you will find fly fishing and wildlife photographs from some of the most magical places in the world. Please also take the opportunity to browse our shop - featuring a wide range of fishing and adventure realted art, prints and accessories. Also in the shop are Al’s Gyotaku art prints which have been printed from various fish. These make a unique one of a kind Art piece for your office or home.
You will also find a selection of Al’s Killer Hand tied Flies that have been developed and fished over the years on the Flats of Cape York and other exotic locals around the world. You can be sure that each fly is tied with the most serious Angler in mind, using only the best materials and hooks available. Looking for a specific fly for a location? We can work with you to design a fly for whatever prey item or destination your going to. Here at Kettafly we fish , we guide and tie flies. You can be sure our passion get tied into every fly we tie.
In his photography, Al has captured truly unique and diverse imagery that make up a vast library that are suitable for personal interest, press publications and more. You will see examples of these throughout the site, including the Gallery and Shop. For any commissions or purchase enquiries please visit the Contact page to submit your interest.
Al was born and raised in Coquitlam, B.C, Canada and was fortunate to have parents who loved the outdoors. He’s been fishing since he was 2 years old, and took up fly fishing and tying flies at the age of 11. Al is self taught in both fields and started tying flies for 2 local fly shops in Vancouver in 1981. He’s been tying on and off for clients, shops, and guides ever since.
He moved to Whistler in 1991 and skied and fished for a few years, then needing a change he sold everything and with a pack on his back and a flyrod in hand he spent 1995/96 fishing the entire coast line of Australia and Tasmania. He fell in love with the place, the people and of course the fishing. He moved back to Whistler and started planning his exit back Down Under.
On arriving back in Australia, Al spent 6 years guiding for well known outfit Carpentaria Seafaris on the western Cape York Peninsula and the final year as Captain of the Tropic Paradise. Al now lives and works as a fishing guide, photographer and fly tier in tropical Cairns, North Queensland.
Al has traveled extensively and always travels with his fly rods & fly tying materials. He has visited some of the most amazing destinations including; British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska, Yukon, Hawaii, New Zealand, Mexico, The Bahamas, Kiritimati, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tropical Australia and Tasmania.
He loves to fish for anything that swims, but his passion lies in sight fishing tropical flats for the fish the live there.
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Looking for an image for the office, home or fly tying room?
Al has selected a variety of stunning images that he has taken while travelling and guiding. Printed on high quality Heavyweight Epson photo paper and offered in two sizes and finishes.
We'll be keeping you up to date with the latest adventures, videos and photography tours in the blog. So keep checking back to stay on top of things!
Please visit our contact page to get in touch with Al for all your tour, art prints, fishing accessories and photography needs!