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Due to several enquiries,  just to let people know, we will be operating the BFFI under current government guidelines for England (although there is a review on January 26th which may change things).

At present as an unseated venue of over 500 people, visitors are expected to have a vaccine record of at least 2 inoculations the last one being at least 14 days prior to attending and/or a negative lateral flow test done within 48 hours of attending.

Visitors are expected to wear their own masks whilst inside the building (except where a valid exemption is in place). For the safety of our tyers and staff, ALL will be asked to wear face masks as a minimum and staff will be gloved where appropriate (valid exemptions where appropriate).

Additional space will be made wherever possible. There will be sanitising stations located around the venue. Please make full use of them.

Common sense should prevail whilst in the venue e.g. respecting personal space, masks worn over the mouth AND nose.

Regular use of sanitiser stations and hopefully we can all keep ourselves and others safe.

Thank you for your support.


As planned for BFFI 2021, and now available for 2022 we will be offering Junior Fly Tying lessons in a specially set up ‘classroom’. This will be run by Liam Walsh who is a science teacher by day and has spent a number of years featuring on our Tyers Row.</>

Equipment will be provided and lessons will be available at 10:00, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:00. Places are limited. If you like to put someone’s name down, please do so below, specifying what time is preferred or contact bridgettecooper@hotmail.com by e-mail.</>

A great opportunity for any budding young fly tyers! </>


Bring and Buy Tackle Stand at the BFFI
If you wish to bring items to the show for sale on the Potteries Fly Tying Club Bring and Buy and want to speed up the listing and drop off process please email bringandbuybffi@yahoo.com

Terms and Conditions can be found here


THE BFFI DADDY CHALLENGE

Who can tie the ‘deadliest daddy’ that is best for the ‘wafting’ technique?
£100 prize for the winner and a year’s subs for Fly Fishing & Fly Tying for the runner up.
Don’t know what ‘wafting’ is? Look up www.wafting.co.uk and you will see that this daddy will be used as a top dropper that behaves akin to a dapped fly or acts as an extended dabbled attractor. Bear in mind that this daddy will be airborne, dancing or skipping across the surface most of the time. So, the silhouette and the ability to fly without undue twisting are important.
Many other types of fly are used for this purpose but we will stick with the daddy for this challenge.
Of course the entries cannot be tested in real life until next season but the most promising entries will be tried out on a test rig on the WAFT table at the exhibition.

Entry is free. Entries at the show close at 5pm on the Saturday. All entries will be displayed on the WAFT table. Postal entries must be received a full week prior to the show. Judging will take place midday Sunday and the winner announced at 2pm.

It is hoped that keen amateur tiers along with the professionals – especially those on tiers row will give it a go. Could be fun …… Terry Coging

WAFT Ltd. The Wellyards, Old Road, Weston, Stafford. ST18 0JJ UK – Email:waftertc@gmail.com


** Breakfast option for those travelling from a distance **


Held in association with Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

Staffordshire County Showground ST18 0BD
12th and 13th February 2022
9.30am – 4.30pm

The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing Show

Ample Free Parking

As in previous years we will add to the website as information becomes available and as tyers/exhibitors confirm their attendance.

Over 80 individual exhibitors this year including quality tackle, fishing holidays, organisations, bring and buy tackle stand
and the largest selection of fly tying materials at any UK show.

The famous International Fly Tying Rows with over 50 demonstrators from across the globe.

Fly Tying in Focus Theatre with live demos on the big screen
Fly Fair Forum Theatre with thought provoking presentations
Fly Tying Clinic for all fly tying queries

A great start to the new fly fishing season with a chance to meet up with old friends and talk to the experts .

All in a dry, heated indoor venue with onsite cafe and bar

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