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The London Fly Fair 2018

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The second London Fly Fishing Fair is soon upon us!

After the great success of the the 2017 fair, I am happy to say that I will be tying at the second London Fly Fair next weekend!

If you are in town please try and visit this fly fishing and fly tying show of Friday and Saturday.

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With exhibitors such as, Thornwood Fisheries, Walthamstow Fly Fisher’s Club and talks from Damon Valentine (@londonflyfisher) on Urban Angling, the London Fly Fishing Fair is the perfect place to learn more about Urban Fly Fishing opportunities in London and other cities around the U.K. See some of the worlds best fly tyers demonstrate their skills at the vice.

With just over a week remaining until the Business Design Centre opens its doors to exhibitors and visitors, there is still time to buy your tickets…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-london-fly-fishing-fair-the-london-wing-shooting-fair-tickets-33616540979

We hope to see you there!

 

Baetis Rhodani emerger

This Baetis Rhodani emerger is a quick but effective pattern when large dark olives start to hatch.

Hook: Mustad R30 # 14-16
Thread: Olive
Tail: Coq De Leon
Body: Black quill slip
Rib: Yellow floss
Thorax: Light hares ear dubbing
Wing case: CDC

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The F-fly

Marjan Fratniks F-fly, an absolute must for any trout fisherman. This is the super simple and original pattern of this modern classic.

Hook: Mustad R30 # 12-18
Thread: Grey or beige
Body: Tying thread cigar shaped taper
Wings: Two CDC hackles

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Float foam ant

A flying wood ant pattern that uses Float foam as the main material. This pattern will float high and dry all day long and then some…

Through popular demand, each time I publish a video tutorial from now on, I will also publish the full pattern.

Hook: Mustad C49S # 10-16
Thread: Black
Underbody: Black ostrich herl
Body: Rainy’s Float foam black
Wings: Chocolate dun hackle points
Legs: Black deer hair

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The perfect hatching midge?…

This little hatching midge has a couple of unusual techniques that make it a real go-to pattern, that fishes like a dream all year long.

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The Gammarus shrimp

This little Amphipoda can represent many of the several thousand different speices that are found in both fresh and salt water all over the world.

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Atomic caddis

A slightly different technique for tying cat gut bidies on dry flies. A great little pattern for both still and running waters.

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The Book – Petitjean CDC

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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

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

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