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Fly Tying Videos

Watching fly tying videos is a great way to learn the art of tying flies. Fly tying isn't for everyone but can be a very rewarding part of the sport because catching fish on a fly you've tied yourself is incredibly satisfying. There are literally thousands of existing patterns out there that you can copy but once you've learned the basic techniques, inventing your own patterns and trying them out in fishing situations out can be great fun.

This selection of films and videos should give you everything you need to get started and includes some excellent films from true fly tying masters such as Lefty Kreh who invented Lefty's Deceiver and Bob Clouser who created the Clouser Minnow. You'll  find numerous trout patterns covering dry flies, nymphs, wets and streamers plus some great salmon flies, saltwater flies and predator patterns plus a great selection of Tenkara tying videos.

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Learn how to tie the best stillwater trout patterns in the UK
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24 excellent salmon fly patterns tied by expert fly dressers, Karl Humphries and Iain Wilson.
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Jo Stephenson, who reached the semifinals of the BBC's "The Big Fish" has created a selection of great looking predator flies. Here she presents four saltwater flies and carefully shows you all the techniques and materials needed so that you too can tie them. 
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Jo Stephenson, who reached the semifinals of the BBC's "The Big Fish" has created a selection of great looking predator flies. Here she presents four pike flies and carefully shows you all the techniques and materials needed so that you too can tie them.
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With over 50 years behind the vise each, Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser are true fly tying masters and in this film share some of ther best fly tying tips. They've both invented iconic flies and have refined their techniques to a very high standard. They impart their expert knowledge talking us through the various tools they use and specific techniques that can be used across many patterns. From dealing with materials correctly to tying whip finishes, this film is packed full of handy tips to improve your fly tying whether you're a total beginner or expert. To watch, just login or register
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Bob Popovics is a renowned fly angler, fly tier and fly fishing writer. He is best known for his revolutionary work in the development of saltwater fly patterns especially those involving epoxy and silicone such as his famous, Surf Candy fly. In this film, Bob demonstrates a host of different saltwater patterns starting with a fantastic looking shrimp fly that he uses for Striped Bass. His Surf Candy is well known and in this film, Bob ties a couple of  variants, the Deep Candy which incorporates a weighted bead to get the fly down, and the Rubber Candy. Finally Bob shows us the Shady Lady Squid which he ties on monofilament using an innovative technique of suspending line the between two vises. Its not hard to see why Bob Popovics is regarded as a true fly tying master after watching this film...enjoy! To watch login or register  
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The Mayfly is one of the most celebrated insects amongst fly anglers around the world and mainly because their annual hatch invariably triggers a frenzy from trout and grayling. This upwinged insect has an incredible lifecycle.....after living in the river as a nymph for a year, its life ends 24hrs later as it falls to the river to lay its eggs and start the cycle again.  This final 24hr period is crucial to trout as they intercept the Mayfly as it leaves the river bed, swims to the surface, hatches and then lands again several hours later. Fly fishing expert, Barry Beck talks us through the various stages of the Mayfly before demonstrating tying the imitations he likes to use. After each tying of the nymph, emerger, dun and spinner, Barry takes to the river and shows how he fishes these patterns and proves how well they work. To watch, login or register
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Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser are on the fly tying bench together and showing us some deadly saltwater and freshwater flies. They start by demonstrating bend back flies with Bob showing how he ties a Bendback Clouser. Next its Bucktail Deceivers, which are easy to tie and which look fantastic in the water. Despite being quite large flies, this pattern is lightweight and therefore can be cast using 8 or 9 weight rods. It can be used effectively for saltwater species like snook, tarpon and redfish as well as Northern Pike in freshwater and in smaller sizes for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Lefty and Bob then tie classic versions of their two most famous patterns, Bob's Clouser Minnow and Lefty's Deceiver and discuss how many variations can be made once the style is mastered. Bob then shows us the Maxi Minnow which can be 6-9 inches long which is sometimes crucial to attract larger fish, whilst Lefty's shows us the Hackle Fly, a classic bass pattern. We watch Bob tie his BP Clouser tied on a smaller hook which is fantastic for bonefish before Lefty discusses Popping Bugs which are excellent in both freshwater and saltwater and then shows us how he makes a popping bug from scratch. Finally, Bob and Lefty demonstrate the Half and Half, which is....you guessed it, half Clouser Minnow and half Lefty's Deceiver. Tying Flies that Catch Fish is a timeless instructional video as you can be pretty sure that the patterns invented by these two, will be catching fish for eternity. To watch this film, just login or register
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Morten is a skilled and experienced flytier. This is about tying the fiies he is using in The Fish & Fly 3 Terrestrials. He shows step by step how he ties his original, simple and highly innovative flies.  
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This is about tying the flies Morten Oeland uses in the Fish & The Fly 1 Dry Flies. Morten is known as an innovative and creative flytier. The flytying movie shows a good selection of the best dry flies.  
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Morten Oeland is a highly recognised fly tier, and in this flytying movie he demonstrates creative and innovative techniques to a high level. All the flies are from the movie The Fish & The Fly 2 Nymphs  
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The movie is about streamers and surface flies. We see the prey that the streamers imitate and the different techniques Morten uses when fishing the flies. We see trout taking the streamers. Up close and under water! All the flies are from the movie The Fish & The Fly 4 Streamers.  
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Bob Clouser presents this in depth film about his most famous fly, the Clouser Minnow. Although known primarily as a saltwater pattern, the fly also works equally well in freshwater especially when fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Bob explains how and why he first invented the fly, before taking us through the materials needed to tie the perfect Clouser Minnow before expertly tying the pattern for us.  Bob then hits the water, and shows us the various retrieves that you should use to get the best action out of the fly and entice takes. Returning to the bench, Bob shows us some variations of the fly including tying a rattling version as an extra attractor for bass and adding a weed guard to the pattern. This is a brilliant film by the man who created one of the most famous flies ever invented and which now sits in the fly boxes of almost every saltwater fly angler. To watch, just login or register now
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Learn the techniques and subtleties of Kebari, Tenkara fly-tying. Tenkara is similar to western fly fishing in many respects, in particular in its use of hand tied flies. Find out how each of the classic Tenkara flies is created, and give them a try on your local river.
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Fly-tying for Beginners is a short feature that explains some of the terminology and techniques that may be unfamiliar to newcomers to the art of fly-tying. If you're new to tying your own flies, its well worth watching this before the main film.
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A comprehensive step-by-step guide to tying 12 Tenkara kebari patterns - follow each recipe exactly for a go-anywhere box of flies or use the patterns as inspiration for your own creations using John's helpful suggestions for variants. Create a modern day "Jury of 12" proven flies for your success on trout streams around the world. Japan's top modern-day Tenkara anglers match each fly to its ideal presentation tactic. The flies and tactics are not part of a regular fly fisher's arsenal. This film arms you with an elegant and simple set of flies - honed on some of the most demanding rivers on the planet.
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If you've ever fancied tying your own fly but were put off by tricky knots and thread whipping skills, this free series from Paul Gaskell and John Pearson is just what you need. As well as sharing their own early trials (learning the hard way!), the pair show you some great hacks they found which makes the feared "whip finish" knot a piece of cake.
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The first in a three-part mini series in which John Pearson and Paul Gaskell of Discover Tenkara share a few fly tying secrets of the craft. The free series is aimed at those who are maybe a little intimidated by tying their own flies. Paul shows us some of his early creations, and shares his first tip.
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Paul and John discuss the efficacy of Kebari flies for trout all over the world, and the unique approach to the materials and techniques of tying these patterns that can influence your approach to tying western flies. To finish, John shares a tip for starting off a fly - something that every tie-er has to contend with.
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John tackles one of the aspects of fly tying that often troubles newcomers - dubbing. He clearly and succinctly demonstrates the process. To finish up, John and Paul share some of the memories of the fish that Kebari flies have brought them, and hint at some of the further tying possibilities that come with experience.
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Ivan Tinsley, senior ranger at Wessex Water's Sutton Bingham Resevoir, takes us through the fundamentals of a fly tying kit.  
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Expert fly fishing and fly tying advice from Tony Jay.  

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