Sunday, 30 June 2013

British Fly Fair International fly fair 2013

 On the 23/24th of June, the BFFI fly fair which is the best show far of the year. for anything to do with fly tying, and fly fishing plus good cast pool and instructors in them all. to help you out, i have been tying at this show now for four years. and have to say it gets better every year, i did take a few photos of some trade stands. luckily went around before the show opened, as it would have been hard work taking the photos when the visitors came in. above is the Cookshill stand, who not only run the show but sell the best materials you could ever want.     
 Above, one of the worlds best fly dresser. Paul Little top guy and tier, 
 Another world class tier Marvin Nolte,
 Above, the Veniard stand. showing the fine materials,
 Above, Gary Hillary fine tier of spey flies.
 And above, a MAD Scotman, Scott Kane Deercreek pro tier. we had a good laugh in the nights out,
 Above, Christina of Chevron feathers, i have a lot of her materials top class.
 And what can i say about this little Northern Angel, Maddie who looked after me for two days. with drinks and food, what a girl.
 Above, The Deercreek / Castle feathers stand, and some of the Deercreek pro tiers. great company for materials that are different from the norm, Nick is always looking for materials that are different. and Bobs Whiting capes are the tops,
 Dewi Williams, A man who takes a great photo, for some reason he does say he is not photogenic. and always tries to hide, when he sees me coming around with my camera .
 And above, myself tying to tie a few flies. its the fourth year i have tied here, and have to say love the show.
And below, Sue of Foxy tails, have to say her stand just gets better ever year. with new materials,
 Above, Dougie helping out with his knowledge. of pike fishing and pike flies,
 And my old mate, Gareth Lewis who always has a smile for you. and as you can see loves his beer, and top tier of micro flies and small stream fishing.
Above, Frances Davies well known  female fly tier. and seen tying at many of the fly tying shows in Europe, 
Above on the GAIA stand, Lou Noble, Alun rees and Chris tying there little harts out.

And below, Frank Moors tier of some fine fishing salmon flies. telling a watcher about a subject he asked about, 

 Above, Martin Stout with a collation of is off the wall pike flies.

Above, a great tying. and putting together of feathers, supper work indeed. as i said great weekend and roll on next year,

Monday, 10 June 2013

River Usk Salmon and and lots more.

 Hi Guys, Not up dated for a bit, my mate Ken Evans as been at it again. catch a good few springer salmon and a PB of 17lb, Ken has worked at it and its all paying for him. above Ken returning a 15lb springer. 
 Ken, with a spring about 9lb,
 Above, Ken's 17lb springer,
 Ken returning the smaller fish, he has had a good run of fish. but lost a very big fish but i am sure he is due one.,

 I myself have not been out on the river, been to busy tying but will get out soon. above is a set of sewin flies i did for a swap on Steff's forum sea trout at your fingertips, how i found the time to tie them i don't know.
 Close up of the swap fly, tied on a size4 long shank Daiichi.
 Here are some bottle tubes i tied up, to go to Scotland. all tied on a 9mm bottle tube,

 Above are close ups of the 9mm bottle tubes,

 Above a few tubes i tied for myself, always try a tie few to fill my boxes,

 Above showing close up of my tubes, these are tied on 1" and 11/4" copper tubes. love these for day fishing in colored water or clearing down water,
 Here above some wee doubles, that have gone up to Durham for on the river Tyne, and tied on Kamasan B270 doubles.
 Garry dog,
 Red cascade,
 Orange cascade,
 Yellow cascade,
 Kiley shrimp,
 Red flamethrower,
 Yellow flamethrower,
 Junction shrimp,
 Yellow junction shrimp,
 Ally shrimp,
 Red Ally shrimp,
 Yellow Ally shrimp,
 Ally shrimps tied on Trebles, sizes 6/8 and 10. gone over for a swim in Ireland.,
 Above a few Tyne Toucans, this pattern is still going strong. mostly going all over the palace and catch plenty,
 Above, Tyne Toucan, tied on a size 14 treble. 
 Above Snake flies secret weapons doubles and tubes.
And above, some more of the flies i have done over the last few weeks. which should be swing around the borders and down south, tube and snake cant post all the ties as there are to many. must get out soon again, this month will be tying at the British Fly Fair International fly fair. and then a few days fishing the rivers Tyne and Wear,