BFFI 2016: T-Minus 7 Days…

Preparations for this year’s British Fly Fair International are now done and dusted and, for the first year in many, my flies for display are complete.

It’s already been said elsewhere, but tying at this outstanding event is a huge privilege, and saying that it’s an honour to tie alongside such a host of amazing fly tiers doesn’t come close. I am truly chuffed to bits at having been invited back for my fifth year. Where does the time go?

If you’re thinking of attending (and why wouldn’t you?), I’d love it if you were to pop by, have a good chin-wag, and share a few fishing stories.

I’ll be demoing a range of river patterns throughout the weekend, and specifically, a range of tried and tested river patterns, ‘template’ flies, and micro patterns in sub-size #20’s for those tricky trout and grayling. Along with these, I’ll be demoing a wide range of fantastic Partridge of Redditch hook models, as well as some of the best fly tying materials on the planet thanks to Semperfli Fly Tying Materials and Funky Fly Tying.

I’ll be posting updates live from the show via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, so if you’re unable to make the show, feel free to follow along via these social media channels. The fab BFFI team will also be posting updates and photos from the weekend via the official Facebook page so, again, feel free to drop by, post your photos, and most of all, enjoy yourselves and have a fantastic weekend!

Further information, including opening times, ticket purchases, etc., for the weekend-long event is available via

See you there folks!

Caenis Spinner

Czech Nymph

Deer Hair Emerger (Back)

Glint Nymph Body Glass Jig

Griffiths Gnat

Hot-Head Pheasant Tail Variant

March Brown Brook Dun Paradun

Olive Flash Back Czech Nymph

Olive Paradun

Partridge & Yellow

Pink Shrimp Czech Nymph

Quill-Bodied Shuttlecock

Waterhen Bloa

Wolly Wing Olive

About Gareth Lewis

Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth Lewis is a qualified Professional Game Angling Instructor specialising in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services. Read More >>

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