Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Italian Job!

I was introduced to Fabrizio Gajardoni who lives in Rimini, Italy by Steve Silverio from the US... both have become good friends of mine (and both are on the BUG-BOND Pro-Tying Team). Italy is a common theme as Steve's parents are Italian... and both are fine fly tyers.. from Classic Salmon to small nymphs. These guys know their craft.

I have been photographing flies that Fabrizio sent me in 2011 and these flies are coated with BUG-BOND and look as good and as resilient as the day they were first tied. But how are they tied and how does he tie the fishing beetle...  Well I am going to give you a link to the step by step!!!

But first this is why Gaja is so good!

So the next beetle... Yesterday, I was sent the image below by Fabrizio... click the link and be prepared for a 48 image step by step!

And as a bonus here is a video of Fabrizio tying a pike fly at SIM Fly 2011 (Scuola Italiana di Pesca a Mosca)

Thank you Fabrizio for sharing your talent!

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