Reflecting on the year that was... for BUG-BOND this was our year... the year that we put the "CAPS LOCK" on, when we typed the word GLOBAL. With Veniard and latterly now Wapsi Fly we have got our logistics in place to deliver BUG-BOND virtually anywhere in the world. BUG-BOND got another award... its second, Best Fly Fishing Innovation Award.
For me it has been a year of many shows which included travel overseas to the US and Europe... It kicked off with the Fly Fishing Show at Somerset New Jersey, USA in January and I've accompanied Veniard to EFFTEX in Paris, France and Tackle & Guns Show in Warwickshire here in the UK. I've tied alongside great friends in Glasgow, Yorkshire, Netherlands and Stoke-on-Trent. BUG-BOND has featured in books and DVDs by Chris Sandford, Hywel Morgan & Barry Ord Clarke... There were many articles in magazines across the globe this year... our wings are spread!
What of my fishing and tying this year... a tough start to the year and an overseas trip to Aruba that proved to be a hard but nevertheless an enjoyable education to flats fishing. The second half of the year proved better in fishing terms with pike providing willing sport together with my trophy perch!
My tying has ranged from saltwater flies to offerings for trout... the latter has provided entertainment to the extent that I must fish for them next year!
I'll leave you with a few tyings of recent weeks which include Polish Quills and Nymph Skin... enjoy.
Thank you for your support in 2012 and best wishes and tight lines for 2013...