Did you make it to the first ever London Fly fishing fair? If not, you missed out. Two days of hanging out with our many fly fishing friends, making new ones and introducing hundreds of people to Thornwood. It was exhausting but immense fun.
The Thornwood stand was constantly busy with interest in the gear on offer, and the fly fishing available at Thornwood.
There was huge interest in Renalyn’s beautiful fly fishing art. It was really great to see her work on display and it attracted many to the Thornwood stand.
I didn’t get anywhere near taking enough pictures or even talking to everyone I hoped to. Both days seemed to fly by, so much fun was being had.
James, Dan and Ripon from the BBC’s Big Fish programme, Matt Hayes, Marina Gibson and many more fishing stars stopped by the Thornwood stand and the show atmosphere was that of a brilliant social event and later on a party. Thanks to Tiptree of Essex for the great gin it was delicious, just ask John.lol
The show catering was supplied by Thornwood’s Shotgun Chef with high demand for his fine Bacon Rolls and vension burgers.
Our Friends from Orvis London had a large and busy stand, and there were many other smaller companies, in particular some incredible specialist fly companies and fly tying equipment suppliers. Technique master classes and big screen presentations from fishing travel companies and international fishing lodges where a reminder of the incredible world of fly fishing on offer.
We have to say a huge thank you and congratulations to the show team, and the event Leader CEO, Fergus Kelly, it really was the bringing together of all that is great in fly fishing.
We were hugely proud to take part in such a great event, cant wait for next year!
Many more pictures are available on the official instagram page of the London fly fishing show.
I managed to grab a few shots of feathers and the Bently!