Welcome to my fly tying videos page. Here you can [...]
In this DVD and booklet Chris has combined his knowledge of fly tying with his film production and presenting expertise to demonstrate the tying of flies that he has developed for fishing the rivers and still waters of southern England.
What’s Your Old Tackle Worth??? Don’t know…..? Then take a few moments to watch... “Get Your Old Tackle Out!”
When I appear at fly-fishing and vintage tackle shows, many of the questions I’m asked fall into distinct categories. So I’ve put together this little video magazine that will not only answer many of your queries but also show you some of the materials, tips and tricks that I’m more than happy to recommend. Welcome to my ‘STUFF’!
Learn how to tie my Square Cut Carp Fly and catch 'em off the top!
My Bullet has given me my best catches over the last three years but in our last Mayfly season I tied an emerger version and it worked so well I thought I’d share it with you. Click here to read more and watch the video...
So you want to learn to tie flies? Then I’ve got just the website for you. My chum Barry Ord Clarke has recently added to his already stunning website, a course of fly-tying lessons. Beautifully photographed and accompanied by clear and simple instruction, Barry takes the novice tyer through the rudiments of our great hobby.
If I could only fish one type of fly it would have to represent any creature that shows a bit of leg! In fact the more legs the merrier! Daddies, water spiders, floating or sinking, anything with that enticing wiggle that Trout can’t resist. Fortunately angling history proves that my choice is a wise one.
My love of all flies ‘leggy’ continues and whilst surfing the Internet in the depths of winter 2010 I came across these extraordinary creatures. I’ve christened them, ‘Scuba Diver’ Spiders but their correct name is Argyroneta Aquatica. They’re also known as ‘Diving Bell’ spiders.
Around 2004/5, my wife Gelly and I spent most of our holiday time fishing around the world. Here are two little ‘home movies’, shot on domestic camcorders, that give you an idea of how great the fishing can be in both New Zealand and Florida.
Here is a montage of me fishing for some memorable fish over the years. We travelled to such diverse locations as Florida, France, New Zealand and the UK. We had a great time...enjoy.
From my book A Wellie Full of Water published by Medlar Press. I’ve known him for over twenty-five years, he’s one of the UK’s finest character actors, he’s cheered up our TV screens with his performances in Butterflies and As Time Goes By, and his supporting roles in countless movies are always a treat.
A Shaggy Fish Story from Waterlog Magazine. The sign at the lodge gate says ‘Priorywood Retirement Home’ but this thirty-five acres of rolling countryside with its stately mansion is known locally as ‘Whisperer’s Hall’. The security check is friendly enough, but there is a professional thoroughness when the contents of one’s car boot are examined.
I don’t remember when I first read about Miss Ballantyne’s record 64lb salmon that she caught on the Tay in 1922, but I do remember thinking, ‘Good for her. Everyone needs a bit of luck!’ Over the years, I’ve read most of the theories about why lady anglers catch bigger and better fish than us chaps...