(NOTE: The 12 videos in this series were first published as individual posts; for convenience they have now been grouped together as a series of linked pages.)
If there is anything more satisfying than enticing a crafty trout to inhale your fly – it’s enticing the fish to take a fly you tied yourself.
Of course, for “trout” read any fish that can be persuaded to latch on to a fly/streamer/popper/fill in your own personal favorites.
And tying flies is not nearly as difficult as it might seem at first glance.
If you have some patience, a willingness to learn, a bit of an eye for detail and the right tools, you’ll be able to produce artificial lures that will do the job – and in the long run you’ll be able to do so a lot more cheaply.
Add to that the benefit of being able to cast exactly the fly that you believe will be right for where you next intend fishing, and it’s a win-win all around.
To give you a taste of what is involved, here is the first in a series of short videos that will help you develop the skills you’ll need to tie basic flies.
This introduction will show you the tools you will need, and demonstrate how they work.