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Petitjean CDC – The book

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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


The British Fly Fair International

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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.

https://www.bffi.co.uk

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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30 years of flies…

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Although you can never have enough flies, after 30 years of tying trout flies for articles, demos, courses and videos, I have decided to have a clear out of all the boxes of flies I have tied over these years. I am going to split them up into dozens with a signed card, and let them go for $25.00 per dozen, including package and postage anywhere in the world. Thats not even $2.00 per fly! All the flies are of framing quality, and tied by me. Each dozen will contain a mixture of dry, nymph, wet, emerger, classic and modern trout flies.

I can’t begin to count them, so I have no idea how many dozens I have, so its first come, first served until they are all gone.

If you would like one of these unique sets, send me an e mail with your postal address to: barrycl@online.no


Deer hair hatching midge

Another quick and simple early season pattern that floats perfect for a great presentation.

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The Screaming Banshee

A great little skating caddis pattern from Charlie Craven, tied with elk hair. The forward wing pushes a whole load of water when its pulled through the surface.

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Moose mane cripple dun

An extremely simple but yet good looking pattern, that works well when large hatches are happening.

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A gill bodied mayfly technique

A nice technique for making realistic mayfly nymph bodies with simple materials.

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Melt glue Rhycophila larva

Another quick melt glue pattern for the adventurous tyer.

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Melt Glue Gammarus

A super simple but realistic pattern that imitates both the fresh and salt water shrimp. This melt glue technique makes a very natural soft, chewy but also tough and robust body.

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