BFFI 2012

What can I say!? What a fantastic show! I’m still tired after the show three days later, but really chuffed about the number of you guys who popped by to say hello or stopped for a chat, and absolutely blown away by the requests to sign fly boxes, cards, etc. Amazing. The highlight of the show was meeting up with old faces and having a great chin-wag, meeting a host of new faces and, finally, to meet a few of my fly-ordering clients…always fantastic when a name and address finally becomes a smiling face!

A huge thanks to all who attended and who came over for a chat and, of course, to Steve, Bridgette, The Babes and the entire BFFI Team for putting on such an amazing 10th anniversary show! Here’s to another 10 years!

The doors open and the tiers are off…
The doors open and the tiers are off...

Jerry Lee (left) and Gwilym Hughes (right)
Jerry Lee (left) and Gwilym Hughes (right)

Gareth Lewis (Wales) – An amazing privilege!
Gareth Lewis (Wales) – An amazing privilege!

More goes on outside the show, here with Illtyd Griffiths (AAPGAI)
More goes on outside the show, here with Illtyd Griffiths (AAPGAI)

The Mighty Dai Jones (foreground), with Roy Christie (background), Dave Ridding (aqua shirt), and Scott Kane (blue t-shirt)
The Mighty Dai Jones (foreground), with Roy Christie (background), Dave Ridding (aqua shirt), and Scott Kane (blue t-shirt)

Mark Roberts tying beautiful yellow may duns on the Game Angling Instructors’ Association Stand…
Mark Roberts tying beautiful yellow may duns on the Game Angling Instructors' Association Stand...

Yours truly tying a size #24 Chironomid Emerger (courtesy Gayle Marsh)
Yours truly tying a size #24 Chironomid Emerger (courtesy Gayle Marsh)

Discussing all things small & micro (courtesy Dai Jones)
Discussing all things small & micro (courtesy Dai Jones)

A view from one of the hot-seats, Pat Stevens’ awesome Fly Tek!
A view from one of the hot-seats, Pat Stevens' awesome Fly Tek!

A look down one side of Fly Tiers Row…
A look down one side of Fly Tiers Row

A quick on-site order – Micro Selection (coming to The Fly Shop soon!)
A quick on-site order - Micro Selection (coming to the fly shop soon!)