Saturday, 21 February 2015

British Fly Fair Internation show 2015

Well the BFFI show has come and gone, Had a great time tying at the show. and also catching up with old and new friends, and have to say the show just gets better every year. plus there was record crowds at the show this year.

 Above, IIan, from Bala. tying his mini trout flies, 
 Jerry Lee, sat next to me at the show, he was tying salmon and trout flies.
 Pete, Top Irish tier.
 Garry, Head bailiff of the bywell estate on the tyne.
 Foxy tails stand, was very busy for the two days. with great products,
 Phil, tying his great Spey and Dee flies.
 Dougie, always smiling. tying his great pike flies,
 Cookshill stand, they were the running the show.
 The one and only Mike Townsend, just an amazing tier.
 Johan Put, tying his great pike flies
 Scott Kane, Tying his Clyde style flies.
 Timo, from finland, a very fine tier of salmon classic flies.
 Stuart Foxall, always smiling and tying some great intruder flies.
 Christina, of Chevron, had some great capes as always.
 Frank Moors at the show, showing off his fine salmon ties.
Plus myself, It was just a fine show as always. if you have not been to the show, try and make it next year you will be very happy you did.

And above , some of the flies i was tying at the show.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Season is getting close, and anglers what there flies.

 Well the season is getting close, just cant wait to get back on the river Towy chasing the sewin ( sea run browns). there is nothing like fishing for these superb fish, there is one thing i have noticed this year. the number of anglers asking for intruder patterns for salmon and sewin , i have been using these for the last 3/4 seasons and they have fished very well for me. above two pattern my take on the willegunn and cascade,
 Above the GP intruder and orange and yellow.
 Above, GP intruder,
 Willliegunn intruder,
 Cascade intruder,
 Orange & yellow intruder.

 All the intruders i have tied up for sewin fishing,

 The two set above, tied on 25mm intruder shanks.
 Above and below, some of my wire snake intruders.

 Above, my intruder box is filling up slowly.
 Above my tube prawns,
 Close up of prawn,
 Above, some sewin secret weapons ,
 Black secret weapon,
 Red secret weapon,
 Orange secret weapon.
 Above a few singles, tied on Partridge bomber hook.
 Squirrel blue and silver.
 Bomber group above,
 A hand full of Partridge wadding shanks,
 Blue waddington,
 Orange waddington,
 Squirrel blue and silver waddington,
 Red waddington,
 Black waddington,
 Above, some needle flies, these are tied on sewing needles they make a very light fly for low water.
 Orange needle,
 Black needle,
 Black and purple needle,
 Orange needle,
 Black and blue needle,
 Some Medicine snakes above,
 Close up, of Medicine snake,.
 Above, Kinermony killer  tube,
 Close up of the killer,
 And above, some 11/4" tubes,
 Orange tube,
 Squirrel blue and silver tube,
 Red tube,
 Sunburst tube,
 Black tube,
These above are just a few that i have tied over the last 10 days, hope you like the pattern and up date. next up date will be the BFFI show. as i will be tying there again this year.