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.
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!
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.
It’s a good question but no one seems to have the answer. It all started on the night of August 4th 2009 when I dreamt the fly! Sad as this may seem it turned out to be quite an auspicious moment. The evening before I’d been tying a few ‘Comparaduns’ …well actually they’re ‘Compara-Ducks’…
A couple of years ago when I first designed this fly a famous fly angler commented "There's no need for all that". Meaning that there are simpler versions of the Daddy Long Legs. Of course there are! And many more complicated ones as well. My point is, I really enjoy tying this pattern...