A little tour of my tying travel bag that goes just about everywhere with me. Like all Marc Petitjean’s tools and accessories it’s beautifully designed with the traveling fly tyer in mind. Each of the bags are designed to hold … Continue reading Petitjean fly tyers travel bag review with Barry Ord Clarke
A very simple but yet effective, all CDC emerger that uses a few nice CDC techniques for a super buoyant Hi-Vis emerger. Marc Petitjean pattern MP 2100 Petitjean MP 2100 pattern recipe Hook: Mustad C49S # 10 Tying thread: Sheer … Continue reading CDC Emerger MP 2100 – Petitjean
This heavy up side down CDC mayfly nymph is a variant of Marc Petitjean’s MP 2404, that incorporates an off bead used as a keel to keep the nymph fishing the correct way. Continue reading MP 2404 mayfly nymph – Petitjean
Heres a little tutorial showing how to use Marc Petitjean Magic Tool. Everything from a single CDC hackle to mixing deer hair and CDC for special techniques. Marc Petitjean magic tool set video instructions Buy Petitjean Magic Tool AMAZON Buy … Continue reading Petitjean Magic tool set: How to use
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
Petitjean Swiss Vice As well as a high capacity regular C-clamp (100mm-table), the stem and the special looking nut, allows extension arm positions with various angles.The Master can be a pedestal table as well. Delivered with: Cordura zipped padded travel … Continue reading Marc Petitjean explains the Swiss Vice
I thought that you might like to see this ‘one off’ vice that was hand-made by Marc Petitjean for me! Marc designed the vice to make photographing flies easier, or should I say quicker. Once a fly is placed in the jaws of the vice, the vice head can be removed and placed into one of the very precisely engineered 4 head slots. This gives the impression of true rotary (through the camera) creating a 360 degree effect both horizontally and vertically ! Photographically this means that I can photograph a fly from above, underneath, the side and from the … Continue reading The Petitjean Photo Master Vice
After five years working with Marc Petitjean on his cdc fly tying book we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Marc has just returned home after three weeks in the studio together. This will be one formidable tying book and I will keep you up dated with the progress and eventual publishing date. Continue reading Three weeks solid work with Marc Petitjean!
It’s been a while, but I am back, and posting more patterns after a busy season photographing and fishing, where I have been testing new patterns and materials that I will be writing about later. I have also visited some … Continue reading CdC deer hair caddis – Marc Petitjean
Charles Bickle one of the pioneers of CdC flies, standing on the bank of the Orbe river in Switzerland in the town of Vallorbe in the 1920s. While visiting Marc at his home, although a little more overgrown, we managed to … Continue reading CdC bead head nymph with Marc Petitjean
I have My good friend Marc Petitjean visiting today so we will be tying and fishing over the weekend. I will post the full story and some nice step by step tutorials from Marc next week. Have a good one. Continue reading Fly Fishing with Marc Petitjean
Heres the second part of the MP CdC tutorial. Where Marc Petitjean is tying one of his great CdC may flies. This is not only an extremely quick and easy pattern to tie but also a very effective fishing pattern, … Continue reading CdC May fly with Marc Petitjean
This is a tutorial I made with my good friend Marc Petitjean to demonstrate how he uses the magic tool and a few other CdC techniques he has up his sleeve. If you are not familiar with Marc’s tools and … Continue reading CdC tutorial with Marc Petitjean part 1
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