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Fly Tying

In her time Megan Boyd was regarded as the finest maker of salmon flies in Scotland, if not in the world, working from a modest croft in the village ofKintradwell in Scotland’s remote highlands where she lived for 53 years. I recall reading about Boyd way back in the early…
ED HERBST REVIEWS MAURO RASPINI’S NEW BOOK ‘CDC EVOLUTION’ and describes and illustrates a range of useful CDC tools made with the express purpose of getting the most out of these marvellous feathers.   Click in images to enlarge In 1984 I ordered a copy of French Fishing Flies by…

NEW BOOK ON TYING WITH CDC

Monday, 03 June 2013 12:31
AGOSTINO RONCALLO'S BRILLIANT NEW BOOK on tying with CDC Agostino Roncallo CLICK IN IMAGES TO ENLARGC Agostino Roncallo, one of the world’s undisputed masters of CDC, has just released his latest book, IL CDC A MODO MIO. From the Italian this translates to My Way with CDC, a delightful title…
Powdered dyes ought to come with a hazardous substance warning! If they aren’t handled cautiously you can ruin a good kitchen using them! White melamine kitchen surfaces especially can end up a patchwork of medium olives on white, or whatever, even if you spill just a drop. So pay care…

HOT SPOT DAMSEL NYMPH

Saturday, 30 March 2013 15:38
  I became convinced about this pattern during three days fishing last week on stillwaters in the Eastern Cape Highlands. It appeared magical and easily out-fished a host of high pedigree competitors, including the Red-eyed Damsel, a range of Woolly Worms and the Papa Roach. (Click in images to enlarge…