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October 19, 2019

In the first of our planned annual river trips, six of our members journeyed to the River Test at Wherwell. Ray Marks, Richard Ellis, Stephen Lew, Bob & Nick Ring and myself.

The day started with us meeting at Fleet services at a fairly civilised 8am for a coffee and ca...

September 29, 2019

New from Pete Tyjas a podcast with some very interesting guests, such as;

Nick Hart - a career in fly fishing.

Jim Williams - fishing, fly casting & leaders.

Pete Macleod - Gets, bones & a life in fly fishing.

Damon Valentine - from Yorkshire to London.

Paul Proctor - on fl...

September 26, 2019

Autumn's Flydressers features a really good article from Stuart Bladen, one of our members & instructor.

Focusing on a trip to Alaska and the flies he tied for it, a top read.

 On Monday 10th February Stuart will be talking about his recent trip to Russia and tying some...

September 23, 2019

Advance tickets now available through this link; https://www.bffi.co.uk/purchase-advance-tickets/

August 17, 2019

I was tying these at the Hatfield Game Fair and I am surprised about just how popular they have been on the rivers, now my favourite emerger.

Size 14/16/18 grub hook, (size 16 shown).

Light olive turkey biot.

Sybai fine flash thorax.

Golden badger hackle.

Wally wing post.

August 7, 2019

 Due for release at the end of this month is a book on techniques by Barry Ord Clark.

The author says of this book; "Although the book focuses on techniques and materials, it has 28 patterns all illustrated with detailed step by step images. This will be the first flyty...

July 29, 2019

This is a mighty tome, written by Marc Petitjean plus

 great photography by Barry Ord Clark.

As well as chapters on CDC origins and tying the original plus modern patterns, there are also chapters on tools, techniques, tips.

I really like the way it is laid out, on the bo...

July 27, 2019

This is a very comprehensive book for the serious fly tyer.

As the authors say in their introduction, it is an attempt to map out the larger territory of fly-tying techniques, and in doing so it reverts the approach taken by conventional tying texts. There are very few...

July 26, 2019

I had a great day at the Game Fair today, tying with Ian, Derek & Mick on the Veniards stand. Plenty of interest and fingers crossed, some interest in joining us.

June 28, 2019

With the worrying decline of insects we are all being encouraged to build 'bug hotels'. This design is my favourite, so far, and I am in the process of replicating it at Boxmoor Trout Fishery. Both photos are from one I saw at Ayletts Garden Centre.

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