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Archive for February, 2018

Petitjean CDC – The book


The long awaited book ‘Petitjean CDC’ that Marc and I have been working on for seven years, had its launch at the weekend at BFFI. As with everything else that Marc gets involved with, the book is beautifully designed and a joy to use.


Each step by step page is a wealth of information, with required materials and tools for each pattern, step by step instruction, tying difficulty level. Each pattern is photographed from four different angles, side, above, under and forward, giving you detailed information on each fly.


Each chapter is colour coded so you can finger your way quickly to each section. Included in the 500 fabulous pages you will find, CDC origins,  MP’s patterns, both original and modern, all in detailed step by step photographs, tools, techniques and how to use them and much more…


Amongst the 3000 + step by step images, we have made images with multiple exposures, these, when supported with a detailed text, make each step with movement easier to understand.



I will be publishing order information for the book, as soon as it is available.


The British Fly Fair International


This weekend I will be tying at the BFFI on both Saturday and Sunday. If you have a chance take a day or even two to wonder around Europe’s premier fly tying and fishing show, with loads of great international tyers and fly fishing and tying shops and stands.

10th and 11th February 2018
9.30am – 4.30pm

The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing ShowStaffordshire County Showground ST18 0BD

Admission on the door
£12 – 1 Day or £20 – 2 Days

                                               All accompanied under 16s free entry

CDC and deer hair emerger


This little CDC and deer hair emerger uses a turkey biot for the abdomen and partridge for the tail. A real quick tie for a great fish catching pattern.

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