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Update Log

Final Francis Francis patterns added. The list now consists of ALL patterns that were published over the course of all edition of the book – more…

New tutorial: Tempering hooks in tallow – more…

Again more patterns added to Francis Francis – more…

New material described: Golden Bird of Paradise (Kelson) – more…

Even more Francis Francis patterns added – more…

More Francis Francis patterns added – more…

Francis Francis: first 30 patterns out – more…

Colonel Step by Step: Final steps and fly added – more…

Colonel Step by Step: First wing steps added – more…

Colonel Step by Step: body work done! – more…

New article: Tolfrey and the Story of Jones’s Guide to Norway – more…

Colonel Step by Step, first steps available, join in! – more…

Colonel Step by Step, introduction published – more…

Patterns from A.E. Knox – Autumns on the Spey now available for review – more…

Added photographs of a Hardy Brothers fly collection – more…

Added photographs of a travel kit, possibly Kelson. A true “must see” – more…

Flies and equipment from 1824, added to the Antiques Gallery – more…

Ghost Fly Step by Step completed  – more…

Added some fantastic antiques to the gallery (thanks to Jarkko Reinola) – more…

Added some superb pictures of the Ghost Flies to their pattern descriptions, at the bottom of the page – more…

Steps added: Ghost Fly #1 SBS – more…

Tutorial by Marvin Nolte: Making a Crow Crimper – more…

New steps added: Ghost Fly #1 SBS – more…

New steps added: Ghost Fly #1 SBS – more…

Added a new substitute to Resplendent Quetzal – more…

New Step-by-Step tutorial: Winging spey flies – more…

New steps added: Ghost Fly #1 SBS – more…

New Step-by-Step tutorial in the making: Ghost Fly #1.
One section will be added every week. Join in, and tie yours together with me, one step per week  – more…

New article: Understanding Basic Proportions – more…

Major J.H. Hale added to the Masters – more…

Added hackles to Kelson’s Hackle Book – more…

Added a new footnote to Himalaya Pheasant – more…

Added 3 new galleries to the Kelson Collection – more…

Added Ballyna flies to William Blacker’s patterns – more…

Pictures of the competition flies are up – more…

CFT Open Competition 2017 results are up! – more…

An insight to William Blacker’s tying techniques – more…

Marvin Nolte’s reviews By Hook and by Crook – more…

Updated thoughts on Wheatley No.8 – more…

Major J.P. Traherne added to the Masters – more…

Added a gorgeous Red Sandy to the Antiques Gallery – more…

Updated Jones’s Guide to Norway with high res plates – more…

Authentic William Blacker Flies on display – more…

CFT Open Competition 2017 announced – more…

More William Blacker patterns added – more…

The first 4 Spring Flies added to the Blacker patterns – more…

Badminton Library patterns completed – more…

Added the “Beadles” patterns to the pattern database – more…

Added The Lion to Badminton Library – more…

Added high resolution plates to Ephemera patterns – more…

Added an immaculate Fairy to the Antiques gallery – more…

Dirty Orange added to Badminton Library – more…

George Cole Bainbridge added to The Masters – more…

Francis Francis added to The Masters – more…

The Black Jay is added to the Badminton Library – more…

The Claret Jay is added to the Badminton Library – more…

Added antique Barleets to the webshop – more…

Michael Rogan added to the Masters – more…

First biography out: Geo. M. Kelson – more…

New category under Articles: “the Masters”…

New tutorial: Making a Hackle Book – more…

Blacker Project articles move to Articles dropdown menu…

Red Kite added to the materials gallery – more…

Antique flies added to Blue Boyne set – more…

Added some wonderful antiques to the gallery – more…

Silver Grey added to Badminton Library – more…

Original Forrest & Sons flies added to galleries – more…

Flies added to Antiques Gallery – more…

The webshop is back online, with many relevant products to be added shortly.

New pictorial: Reworking Hooks – more…

T&L added to Badminton Library – more…

Popham added to Badminton Library – more…

The Butcher added to Badminton Library – more…

New article: Back to the Shannon – more…

New article: Blacker Step by Step? – more…

Durham Ranger added to Badminton Library – more…

New article: dyeing materials, by Dave Carne – more…

New patterns and plates: Badminton Library – more…

New article: Blacker’s tying instructions – more…

New Western Tragopan natural sub identified – more…

New article: Philips Hook Sizes – more…

New Blacker Article added: Tweed Nr.13 – more…