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Ernest Hemingway


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The Uttoxeter Game Fishing and Fly Tying Festival at

Uttoxeter Race Course
Wood Lane
Uttoxeter

Staffs ST 14 8 BD
We hope you can support us again in 2017 click Here.
Wendy Gibson + Team
We look forward to meeting you all again


British Fly Fair International 2017

Buy your tickets online, save money and beat the queues! Buying online save £1 per ticket (one day) and £2 per ticket (two day) and lets you straight in.

Tickets can also be purchased by phoning 01782 388 382

Held in association with Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, Review click Here.

Staffordshire County Showground

ST18 0BD
11th and 12th February
9.30am – 4.30pm

The dates for next years BFFI
are February 10th and 11th 2018

The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing Show

Cookshill


"If I'm not going to catch anything, then I 'd rather not catch anything on flies" 
-Bob Lawless

Previous Fly Tyers of the month.

 

Arshad Khan Ties fantastic flies Here.

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Peder Wigdell Ties fantastic flies Here.

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Son Tao ties some fantastic flies Here.

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Get them when they are young.
‎Son Tao‎ to Fly Tying Community
April 28 at 10:39pm · Fishers, IN, United States ·
My 4 year old daughter decided to freestyle today too. She crowded the eye a bit but that's only because she has a terrible teacher.

Taoba

Tao Young

Give a man a fish and you can feed him for a day — teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for the weekend!

 


"Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish."

William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954

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What a great site loads of information for the beginner or old hand, this keeps you coming back. I think it would be a good idea to have a league table of all the Midlands Trout fisheries.
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"In my family, there was no clear division between religion and fly fishing."

Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It, 1976

 

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4945 patterns by 267 tiers, fully illustrated & described.

 

"The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing." Babylonian Proverb

Lots of Video links to You Tube: Fly Tying.

Click the pictures for the Videos.

My name is David Cammiss and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my passion for tying fishing flies.

I have singled this fly tyer out because he Custom imageteachers fly tying on you tube and now on his own web site in a very simple way, discussing the materials has he goes along with an easy going style great for someone just starting out. This is a must site for beginners or someone just wanting to brush up on technique.

One of the crucial parts of the fly is the wip finish; this video is the best I have seen on the net for using the wip finishing tool. The Whip finishing tool is probably the most difficult tool for anyone new to fly tying to learn. The Tool is used to finish off a fly and tie a knot at the head. This way the fly does not unravelled when fly fishing with it. There is a technique to using the whip finish tool, follow the video and practice on a bare hook first!

"I look into... my fly box, and think about all the elements I should consider in choosing the perfect fly: water temperature, what stage of development the bugs are in, what the fish are eating right now. Then I remember what a guide told me: 'Ninety percent of what a trout eats is brown and fuzzy and about five-eighths of an inch long."  
-Allison Moir

Foam Cadis Dear Haire  Caddis Spinning Dear Haire
Easy Bloodworm Parachute Emerger
Emerger Copper John
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Sandy Dickson Essential Fy Team Material Prep
Steve Cullen Poly Wing Rusty Spinner Wally Wing Rusty Spinner
Adams Preperation Of Wally Wing Spent Mayfly
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I think the Frank Sawyer Pheasant Tail video created quite a stir, the other great fly of Sawyers the Killer Big! I have found a perfect substitute for Chadwicks 477 used in this fly, details below of the person who found it and the testing he did. If interested use the contact form I have ordered some.
Sorry there will be a wait for 477 substitute while I order some more!
An article I found interesting by  Phil Anderson
I have little of the original Chadwick’s 477 it must be 25 years old and have tried over many years to find some more to no avail. I have sample after sample of yarn that is sold has Chadwick 477 Substitute, but all are too thick and a darker shade. So this article intrigued me have a read. 
I have long been intrigued by Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and the mystique of Chadwick's 477 yarn. I've gone through phases in recent years of buying various


Tie the Sawyer's Killer Bug

Tie the Sawyer's Killer Bug with Steve Cullen, a great example of the fly. Click picture for Video

yarns in an attempt to find a good substitute, but then giving up after not succeeding. I bought or was given (thanks Tom!) many different yarns, including most of those discussed on the Internet as being Chadwick's substitutes. The colors, though, were always disappointing when compared to online photos of authentic Chadwick's. But online photos of 477 vary quite a lot in color, and I was never sure exactly what the correct color was.

Then, about a year ago, I stumbled across a card of original Chadwick's 477 and bought it for the princely sum of $5. Sometimes an angler just gets lucky! A lengthier account of this windfall is described here.


Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug In photo, I've worked hard to make the color balance in my photography and on my computer monitor as close as possible to the real item. Your monitor may vary. The most useful photos are those in which both the Chadwick's and substitute yarns are in the same photo. That eliminates potential differences of camera settings, lighting, exposure, etc.

Perhaps the most convincing demonstration of the substitute yarn's color match to Chadwick's 477 is this photo:

Article by Phil Anderson:

Full Information here.