Flytying Techniques…

After a whole load of work, I am pleased to announce that you can use the link below for UK orders.  I will be posting a link for US, Canada and the French publication orders in the next few weeks, as and when they become available. 276 x 216 mm,  256 pages, over 30 patterns step by step beautifully photographed, each and every pattern with a QR code video link to the author tying every fly featured, all for only £25. The book can also be ordered from: Amazon  http://www.merlinunwin.co.uk/bookDetails.asp?bookId=210&categoryId= Continue reading Flytying Techniques…

Flytying Techniques

Dear Feather Bender subscribers and viewers, I wanted to personally thank you all for your continuing support. Your interest in my site has kept me motivated in producing new content and videos. I am also pleased to say, and as you can probably see above, the new book, “The Feather Bender’s Flytying Techniques” is due for publication at the end of this month!  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 flytying book to pair up every featured pattern with its own bespoke matching … Continue reading Flytying Techniques

The Book – Petitjean CDC

For all you CDC fans, the Petitjean book is now available for order from: http://www.petitjean-cdc.com/en/home/182-petitjean-cdc.html This monumental book gathers on more than 40 years of fly-tying, innovation and a passion for fly-fishing. In this his legacy, Marc reveals some of his secrets about CDC’s unique properties, his concepts in designing flies and, last but not least,  a series of brand new, appealing and easy-to-tie patterns. Marc Petitjean Photography Barry Ord Clarke 500 pages 3000 photographs Continue reading The Book – Petitjean CDC

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 … Continue reading Petitjean CDC – The book

Mayflies and More

Mayflies and More A fly tyers Guide to the Chalkstreams Chris Sandford Chris is better known in the UK for his many years work as an actor and his numerous appearances on TV and in Film.  More recently for his international angling TV series, Just Fishin’ on the Discovery channel. Mayflies and More, is an elegant, well presented little book and DVD combo, that covers the tying techniques for ten modern patterns, that Chris recommends for the English chalk-streams. Although these patterns will work just about anywhere else as well! If you are relatively new to fly tying and wish … Continue reading Mayflies and More

‘Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art’ Leonardo Davinci

Tied in Hand Odyssey of a Fly-Tyer by Sven-Olov Hård In his early teens, Sven-Olov Hård began attaching yarn and hackles to the shank of a fishing hook with thread, struggling to copy the illustrations of salmon flies he found in old Hardy fishing catalogues. Little did he know, that a little over three decades later, he would be a master of the craft and one of the most distinguished ‘in-hand’ fly tyers of our time. I myself have been tying flies for many years, and have gained through my contributions to fishing magazines and books, the unfortunate label of … Continue reading ‘Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art’ Leonardo Davinci

Gaula River of Silver & Gold:

With the onslaught of digital photography and inexpensive HD cameras, it seems like just about every fly fisherman has ambitions of becoming a film maker, resulting in, thousands of hours of  voyeur  “fishing porn”  being released for sale. Don’t get me wrong! I have nothing against anyone expressing themselves through the cinematographic art form, quite the opposite in fact.  But like poor Hollywood productions that go straight to DVD, with a few exceptions, most of these fishing films should go straight to Youtube. Gaula, River of Silver and Gold, is one of the exceptions! Following the river through the clearly … Continue reading Gaula River of Silver & Gold: