• World-leading fly tyers at US symposium

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    Some of the world’s top fly tyers will be showing their skills at a two-day gathering in New Jersey on November 17 and 18. The event has attracted tyers from Italy, Spain, Russia, the UK and right across the US and Canada. “There will be more than 100 of the world’s best and most creative fly tyers, plus exhibitors demonstrating and selling every material, hook, book, vice and video known to mankind,”  claimed show producer Chuck Furimsky. There will be several hackle growers on hand, casting classes with Gary Borger and a full exhibit of bamboo rods for the first time, with indoor casting ponds to try them out. Speakers include Bob Clouser on the Clouser Minnow, Italy’s Enrico Puglisi on saltwater patterns, Marc Petitjean of Switzerland) on CDC Magic and Charlie Craven from Colorado giving “techniques for better flies”. It takes place at the Garden State Exhibit Centre, Somerset, from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4.30pm on Sunday. More details here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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