lördag 28 november 2009

Better late than never

I have not spent as much time with my blog lately, sorry, other obligations and some lack of mojo maybe?

Well... Got a parcel of Peccary from my friend Andy Baird a couple of weeks ago. Sat down this week and played with that, really liked the mottled effect it had on a Catskill dry I made with it. I will call it the Peccary Dun until I fin a more sexy name for it. The wings are of Teal, tails also Peccary..
Will be back with some more within a couple of days, just wanted to say hello...

söndag 1 november 2009

British flyfair Auction

Steve who is running the British flyfair has this year´s auction set up to benefit the Potteries flytyingclub. The members of this club are an important link in the chain of staff setting up the world´s greatest flytying show.
Last year going there I didn´t really know about this event, so couldn´t do more than donate a couple of flies, If I remember correctly it gave like 10£. As a pretty competitive guy I wasn´t that satisfied with that contribution.... Well to this year´s event I took out the big artillery. I sent out some E-Mails and together with some friend started up a world vide project, a display frame with flies from the book North country flies by T.E Pritt. Now with only a couple of days left before departure it was finally ready, sort off. One of the participants, Charlie Davidson had his flies missing in action with a little help from the postal office. This issue will be solved in Stoke. I really hope that our efforts will give this fantastic group off people in the Potteries flytying club some funds, maybe even enough to invite me as a guestspeaker :-)

You can see the participants names and flies chosen in the picture. I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone joining this our little project, myself is honoured by being a part of this bunch of "top notch" tyers.

Hope to see a lot of people laying bid´s on the frame..