In the 1990’s Partridge of Redditch established a rather unique format of fly tying road shows called Partridge Fly Tying Days - they came in the form of workshops show casing different styles of fly tying, patterns and local specialties often hosting influential international dressers from the US and Europe. By bringing together such experts for workshops in intimate surroundings, the people attending could relax, learn and ask questions and get really close to what was going on.
Almost 20 years later Partridge have decided to re-introduce the format because nothing can replace that intimate tuition / workshop style of learning!! Our second get-together in the new cycle will be Spider Days and held on 26th and 27th October 2013 .The venue is at Hellaby Hall Hotel and full details about the event can be found here.
Our objective is to promote fly tying, the Fly Dressers Guild and to get youth into this most rewarding past-time. Each day of the weekend will be limited to a small number of delegates, by reservation only, so its no good turning up at the door without a ticket as this is not like a retail show. The group will be split in to small syndicates to then go into each workshop and spend their time learning about the different styles and techniques featuring that day
The price of the day includes lunch, teas and coffees and a generous goody bag that will give you materials and hooks to try out and some unique souvenirs that will have your friends jealous.
We will be conducting several weekends a year, moving around to feature different styles, river systems to show case and demonstrate different techniques and patterns important to the area.
Contact Sophie or Paula on 01963 31623 for details.