Good friends with great websites

…in no particular order!

www.flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk

I’ve written for this magazine since 2004. They publish my vintage tackle enquiry articles and my fly patterns. It’s simply the best!

www.medlarpress.com and www.waterlogmagazine.com

Jon and Rosie Ward-Allen are my publishers and good friends. They are also, I suspect, the only publishers that will put up with me!

www.flydressersguild.org

If you tie flies and you are not a member…you should be!

www.flyfishing.co.uk

If you own a computer and a fly rod I can’t believe you have yet to discover this great site. It’s the on-line magazine that gives you everything you need to know about the 3 F’s. Fly Fishing, Fly Tying and Forums!

www.flytyingboutique.com

Phil Holding goes to great lengths to source the very latest fly tying materials from around the world. Gotta love his stuff!

www.percys.co.uk

Percy’s hotel in Devon is without doubt one of the finest boutique hotels in the UK. We visit in the summer and never miss their warm winter welcome at Christmas. Check them out… you won’t be disappointed!

www.fishingbreaks.co.uk

If you want to fish the English Chalk Streams you will not find a more pro-active website! Simon Cooper and his team will do everything in their power to ensure you have a great day!

http://thewayofthefly.wordpress.com/

This is the site for Ulf Hagstrom. All I can say is, if you tie flies, go there and be amazed!

www.fishingclass.co.uk

Chris Reeves at Fishing Class was one of the first people to take a serious interest in my fly tying. He introduced me to David Edwards of Bug-Bond and even got me to tie in public, which I said I would never do! As you will see from his site, he also offers a tying service for my fly designs and any other patterns you may need.

www.irishflyfair.com

This is a great event! If you have an interest in fly fishing of any kind and fancy a trip to the Emerald Isle…I’ll see you there!

www.veniard.com

Since 1923 the Veniard Company has been supplying quality fly tying materials to the world’s tyers. Peter Veniard certainly has his finger on the pulse. Anything new on the scene is rigorously tested so that if the Veniard name is on it…it’s OK!

www.orvis.co.uk/stockbridge

Great store…great guys…thankyou for everything!

www.thefeatherbender.wordpress.com

On the header of this site it says, ‘The aim of this blog is to connect fly-tyers all over the world, to share techniques, patterns, information and knowledge.’ It’s a great achievement and one of the best. My congratulations to its originator Barry Ord Clarke.

www.cookshill-flytying.co.uk

Steve Cooper offers the most comprehensive range of fur and feather materials anywhere in Europe. Prompt and friendly service guaranteed!

www.flytek.co.uk

Well worth a visit if you are stocking up on fly tying brands from around the world.  This website is now under reconstruction but you can call Pat on 01772 684 003 or 07788 427 560.
Or email him at pat@flytek.co.uk

www.johanput.nl

I first met Johan at the Dutch Fly Fair. He is an extraordinarily talented and inventive fly tyer. Check out his ’Art’ flies and his original flies that he has for sale.

www.bug-bond.moonfruit.com

Those of you who follow my fly tying will know that I’m a huge fan of Bug-Bond. It was the first product of its kind and I believe it is by far the best. I especially like using it on my small dry flies and nymphs.

www.rodbuildersreview.blogspot.com

This is a very good American site that is full of really up to date and useful information. It also has a fly-fishing and fly tying review section where you can read comments on the latest fly tackle and tying materials. Worth checking on a regular basis.

www.fishingmegastore.com

Whatever kind of fishing you’re into, I suggest you make Glasgow Angling your first on line choice…they seem to stock it all!

www.skyplaneworldchoice.co.uk

For the last 15 or so years, I have not traveled to any foreign destination without first contacting Skyplane. Great deals and peace of mind!

www.bffi.co.uk

The British Fly Fair International is the biggest and the best in the UK. It’s the most enjoyable two-day event I’ve had the pleasure to attend. Great tiers, great materials and great demonstrations.

www.burton-on-trentgamefishingandflytyingfestival.co.uk

This is the fastest growing fly show in the UK. All the top names and a great ‘family’ atmosphere. Don’t miss it. It’s a terrific day out! Next date October 6th 2013

www.esp-carpgear.com

My favourite Carp kit! A fantastic range of tackle to help you catch those crafty old carp!

www.hotchkissflyfishing.co.uk

I believe that John Hotchkiss is one of our very finest fly fishing instructors and guides. Be sure to check him out for a wonderful day on the chalk streams.

www.virtual-nymph.com

The management of Virtual Nymph products has recently been taken over by my chum Dale Rushby and he has some great surprises in the pipeline. Check out the latest products including some of the best Seals Fur I’ve ever seen.

www.dgfishing.co.uk

For those who have never cast a fly for coarse fish, a visit to Dominic Garnet’s site could give you a whole new outlook on our sport! His latest book ‘Fly Fishing for Coarse Fish’, published by Merlin Unwin, is an absolute ‘must’ for every fly fisher’s bookshelf.

www.globalflyfisher.com

This is a truly international site, so if you are interested in what is happening in fly fishing and fly tying world wide…Check it out!

www.learn2flyfish.com

Whatever you want to learn catch on a fly rod Robin Elwes is your man. From single lessons to corporate days you will not be disappointed.