This segment is from the DVD 50 Years Behind the Vise – the best introduction to fly tying techniques ever produced. It features world famous fly fishermen Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser, who have over 60 years combined experience tying flies for fresh and salt water fishing.
The Hand Whip Finish is a great technique to master. Once you master the Hand Whip Finish, you will have a deep understanding of how the whip finish knot works.
The Hand Whip Finish allows you to quickly finish off a fly, without the aid of the Whip finisher Tool.
Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”.
Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers.
Probably NZ’s most popular nymph and the first nymph most beginner tiers will tackle. The Hare and Copper Nymph catches fish throughout the country in a variety of waters. The guard hairs used in the mix represent legs and give the fly that buggy look that’s very effective.
The Cat’s Whisker is one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to stillwater trout fishing. There are many variations but the original remains as effective today as it was decades ago when Bob Church popularised the pattern after being given a handful to try by its inventor David Train.