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Want to learn fly fishing but not sure where to begin? This selection of films and videos is just what you need and covers fly casting, tackle, fly selection plus tactics and watercraft and will help beginners and more experienced fly anglers alike. Fly fishing can be daunting if you've never tried it before but with some initial casting instruction, you'll soon grown in confidence and learn the skills you need to succeed. Like anything with a degree of difficulty, practice makes perfect but having a video resource like this will certainly point you in the right direction.

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Ian Gordon is a former world champion Spey Caster and is one of the most well respected salmon fishermen in Scotland. He learned his trade on the River Spey, the home of Speycasting, and is considered one of the leading salmon fishing coaches in the world. In this feature length film Ian covers every aspect of salmon fishing in Scotland, including Speycasting instruction (single and double), fly tying, watercraft, history. He fishes some of the most well known rivers, including the Spey (naturally), the Dee and the Findhorn. A more comprehensive look at salmon fishing in Scotland you could not hope to find.
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Lefty Kreh was a walking talking encyclopedia of fly fishing knowledge and in this film, he reveals a treasure trove of useful fly fishing tips which will help beginners, novices and more experienced fly anglers alike. Lefty covers everything you could imagine in this film, from selecting rods to dealing with knots in your line when playing fish, to the importance of sharpening your hooks. Lefty Kreh demystifies fly fishing and explains exactly why he does what he does. Even if you do many of these things already, there's almost certainly some things here that will improve your fly fishing performance. To watch this film, login or register
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Shot in New Zealand's famous wilderness, Dean Bell is back with another beautiful and informative film, this time sharing tips to counter the most common issues that fly fishers face when targeting trout. The emphasis is on line-management, and, of course, stealth.  
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A comprehensive look at the use of double-handed fly rods, examining how factors like the size of the river, weather and the surroundings influence the type of tackle, technique and tactics that fly fishers might use. Covering everything from the basic physics of casting to various types of casting action, plus tips for things like long-distance casting or casting in confined spaces, this is a great guide for beginners and improvers alike.
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Casting is the core skill of any fly fisherman, so its worth getting it right from the outset. This two-part mini-series joins master casting instructor Lars Christian Bentsen as he takes us througth the basics, beginning with setting up the rod and reel and working his way though roll casts and onto spey and other specialist techniques, plus the use of different lines, and how to cast in windy conditions. It doesn't matter if your're an absolute beginner or an old hand, there's something for everyone to take away from these videos - a must-watch for all fly fishermen.  
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If you looking to learn to fly fish,  this is a great series for you. The variety of waters and conditions that trout anglers can find themselves in is almost infinite, so having the right knowledge and skills is essential to give the best chance of hooking a fish. Steve Cullen heads up a team of expert anglers who run through what you need to know to catch trout on the fly on stillwaters and rivers. The series touches on topics as varied as how to make sure you're covering the water properly and the most effective way to use different flies, plus a few more unusual tips, hints and tricks from some of the most knowledgeable fly fishermen out there.
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Nick Hart is a full-time fly fishing instructor who will help you get the most from the sport through his Fly Fishing School series, made exclusively for FishingTV. His guiding and tuition is extensive throughout all aspects of fly fishing, both home and abroad. Nick Hart's Fly Fishing School is a fly fishing series intended to both inspire and instruct as he passes on the basics of fly fishing techniques and methods with infectious enthusiasm.
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Fly Fishing For Trout is brought to you by Barry and Cathy Beck who have been teaching and inspiring people to fly fish for over 40 years. This 70 min film is aimed at the beginner fly angler and takes us through fly casting, tackle, clothing, fly selection and setting up plus the right tactics to help you get started on your fly fishing journey. Barry also demonstrates how to cover fish, hook and correctly fight and release them. Barry and Cathy Beck live in Pensylvannia, a state rich in excellent trout streams and they have a wealth of knowledge to help you start river fly fishing for trout. This film is in Standard Definition To watch, just login or register now
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New Zealand's trout are famous the world over for being BIG. In this film fishing guide Dean Bell visits a number of stunning locations - wild, clean, crystal clear waters - and shares some hints and tips for how to land these wily fish.  
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This is a movie about fishing the dry fly. We join Morten Oeland on a number of trips to different waters in Denmark, Greenland, Germany, New Zealand and Swedish Lapland. We take a close look as he finds the insects the trout are feeding on, and when he chooses the right imitation in every situation. With underwater cameras we go beneath the surface for a closer look at fish, flies and insects from a brand new perspective. The recordings for this film have taken several years to complete. The movie is instructive, inspiring and well filmed with lots of good spirits, fishing action and great catches.    
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In this movie we cover in detail many different challenges the flyfisher faces. We have travelled to amazing rivers and lakes to find the best conditions to demonstrate nymph fishing. We join Morten Oeland as he demonstrates how to handle many different situations. We take a detailed look at the naturals and Morten shows us practical fishing with his best imitations. As in the previous movie we have placed underwater cameras in the areas as we fish and thereby gained a unique insight into the behavior of the fish. The movie is a journey into the magic world of flyfishing, with great fish and intense sceneries. A combination of excitement, experiences, the joy of flyfishing and facts about fish and flies.  
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Ace caster and instructor Eoin Fairgrieve demonstrates the techniques required to master some of his favourite speycasts. 
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For many the Atlantic Salmon is the ultimate fly fishing quarry, and that might be, in part at least, down the the fact that the reasons a salmon takes a fly remain mysterious. Despite this, there are some tried and tested techniques that seem to work all over the world. Nils Jørgensen, a Danish fisherman now living in Iceland, talks us through some of his preferred methods. His deep knowledge of the habits and quirks of salmon behaviour, coulped with his clear explanations of the movement of the fly in the water make for an engaging and informative series. Filmed in Iceland's clear waters, we get to see what Nils is describing, which sets this apart from other instructional films.  
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This film is about flyfishing from the beach. We have deployed underwater cameras on the same locations we fish, gaining a unique insight into the underwater world of the sea trout. The cameras have caught schools of sea trout, prey and the current’s effect on the fishing. Stunning underwater photography shows the sea trout in its natural habitat, with the help of impressive clips by underwater photographer Lars Laursen. Through the underwater footage and two very experienced fishermen we gain new knowledge about the sea trout’s secrets. We have joined Claus Eriksen and Thomas Hansen on several fishingtrips during all four seasons on different locations. They share their wealth of knowledge in numerous tips and advice. With great catches, new knowledge and entertaining situations, this is a movie you have to watch over and over again.  
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The experienced flyfisherman Claus Eriksen shares his knowledge, strategy, locations and tactics on a number of fishing trips during the spring on different locations. Claus covers all details and the camera is on all the time. Aerial photos show the different types of locations. The underwater footage is unique showing sea trout swimming in schools where Claus is fishing, sea trout chasing prey and detailed studies of the flies under water. The bonus material shows the tying of the flies used in the movie. An entertaining film with lots of tips and advice, great setting, action packed sequences and lots of great catches. The film is primarily on spring fishing for sea trout, but a lot of the advice given can be used year round.  
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Claus Eriksen is a very experienced flyfisherman, and in this movie he shares his latest discoveries about technique, flies and tackle. There a numerous underwater recordings and we get closer to the sea trout than ever before. New technology has shown us exactly where to find the sea trout along the shore. We shall see more sea trout out there than we expect. Several sea trout following the fly and inspecting it closely. Claus shares his fishing strategies for sea trout during all four seasons – and put theory into practice. He catches many beautiful sea trout. A movie full of useful tips and amazing underwater recordings providing a new detailed insight into the secret world of the sea trout.  
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Fly fishing for bass is presented by two American fly fishing legends and good friends, Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser. In mid summer when the water levels are lower and the water clearer, you'l find the perfect conditions to pick up the fly rod and try for smallmouth or largemouth bass. As Lefty and Bob explain, the fly rod can sometimes offers some distinct advantages over lure gear, particularly in presenting the fly accurately in small gaps between lily pads. They talk through their preferred rods, lines, leaders and flies including the world famous 'Lefty's Deceiver'. Next the guys discuss the retrieves they use for bass including Bob's 'Susquehanna Strip' which he believes hugely increases his catch rate. This excellent film is a treasure trove of useful tips and tactics to help you succeed when fly fishing for bass from two of the most knowledgable fly anglers that have ever lived. To watch this film, just login or register
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Lefty Kreh is joined by Heather Templeton in this film about fly casting. Lefty goes through the fundamentals of good fly casting including stance, rod grip, lifting and loading the rod. After demonstrating the main principles that he applies to his casting, Lefty then goes through various casts and when and where he'd use them. Lefty starts with a simple roll cast which is essential if you have any obstructions behind you followed by a distance roll cast which can be achieved with a little more room available. He then goes to demonstrate double hauls and a range of other useful casts. This is a great video for all beginners and more experienced fly casters from the master of fly casting, Lefty Kreh. To watch, login or register
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Lefty Kreh is rightly regarded as a true pioneer and legend in the world of US  fly fishing. He started fly fishing in 1947 and has since taught and inspired thousands of anglers to fly fish through his books, articles, videos and through personal tuition. The skills and techniques he developed in forging his career as a professional fly angler are as relevant today as ever. Lefty was especially passionate about saltwater fly fishing and invented the world renowned Lefty's Deceiver fly. In this film, Lefty shows you how you can introduce others to fly fishing and teaches you how to teach them to fly cast. You'll learn how to identify poor technique and common mistakes and Lefty will actually teach you how to cast badly so you can see the kind of issues beginners encounter such as tailing loops. Watching this film, shows just what a great fly casting instructor Lefty Kreh really was and can hopefully inspire you to introduce new people to the sport. Running Time: 72 mins To watch this film, just login or register

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