Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • BOOK LAUNCHES AT BFFI - Feb 13th 2016

    The BFFI will see the launch of OBSERVATION: A FLYFISHER'S GUIDE TO READING THE WATER by Philip White. Phil is well-known to BFFI regulars. He has been professionally involved in flyfishing for over forty years:  as a river keeper on the Derbyshire Wye and River Lathkill; as a fly-tying and casting instructor; as a fishing guide; and in fishing tackle retail.
    OBSERVATION is his guide to understanding the trout's environment, ecology and feeding habits. It includes step-by step guides to tying tried and tested flies that match the hatch.
    Phil will be signing books on the Coch-y-Bonddu Books stand at midday on both days of the BFFI.
    OBSERVATION is a high quality hardback and at only £14.95 you had better come early to ensure your copy!
    Morgan's Marvellous Monographs are at the binders right now and we should see finished copies in a few days. All are looking great - three of our authors will be joining us at the BFFI and signing copies of their books.

    OBSERVATION by Philip White OBSERVATION by Philip White

    Angling Monograph No. 3 - Angling Books: A Collector's Guide Angling Monograph No. 3 - Angling Books: A Collector's Guide

    Angling Monographs - de luxe binding limited to 26 lettered copies Angling Monographs - de luxe binding limited to 26 lettered copies

  • Wednesday 13th January 2016 - Game Fairs

    This is what I said on my website last Spring:
    "We will be at the CLA Game Fair this year, but it is very likely to be for the last time. Apparently organisations like the Salmon & Trout Association, the Wild Trout Trust and the National Gamekeepers Association will not be there because of the cost of taking a stand. The short-sighted CLA, by excluding these important countryside organisations, are excluding my friends and customers, will cause further decline in my business, and hasten their own inevitable demise."
    Well, I was right, and now the void left by the CLA Game Fair is being vied for by four different organisations who are all boasting huge support - which is rather odd considering the fact that three of them have not even contacted me, and the fourth phoned and quoted me a price that would work out at £4000 for me to take a stand.
    So, at the moment I'm planning a pleasant summer at home with plenty of time for fishing.

  • More on Morgan's Marvellous Monographs!

    Angling Monograph No. 2. Angling Monograph No. 2.

    We have a busy schedule at the BFFI on 13th February. 10am on Saturday morning sees the launch of the first four titles in our new series of Angling Monographs. These are very attractive limited edition books on specialist areas of flyfishing. They are each limited to 250 signed and numbered copies and we have lots of advance orders.
    Authors Peter Hayes, Keith Harwood and Colin Innes will be with us on Saturday, signing books – though Colin has to leave before midday on Saturday so if you want to meet him come early!
    The titles being launched are:
    1. Imitators of the Fly: A History. Peter Hayes.
    2. The Lost Salmon Flies of Balmoral. Colin Innes.
    3. Angling Books: A Collector’s Guide. Keith Harwood.
    4. American Angling Bibliographies: An Essay and a Guide to Resources. Ken Callahan.

    Later we will be joined by well-known angler and fly-tyer Philip White for the launch of his new book on matching the hatch, fly-tying and fly patterns for imitating naturals: Observation: A Flyfisher's Guide to Reading the Water. This will be launched at midday, and Phil will be signing books and meeting our customers.

    Angling Monograph No. 1 - Imitators of the Fly Angling Monograph No. 1 - Imitators of the Fly

    Angling Monograph No. 3 - Angling Books: A Collector's Guide Angling Monograph No. 3 - Angling Books: A Collector's Guide

    Angling Monograph No. 4 - American Angling Bibliographies Angling Monograph No. 4 - American Angling Bibliographies

    Angling Monographs - de luxe binding limited to 26 lettered copies Angling Monographs - de luxe binding limited to 26 lettered copies

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