5 Technical Lessons in Wet Fly Construction
6 Patterns Crafted to Perfection
“THE BASICS” CHAPTERS:
Davy Wotton knows wet flies as well as any tier or angler in the world. In this video he shares his hard-won knowledge learned as a commercial tier, materials distributor, fly creator and professional guide. Included here are five detailed lessons on tying the basic elements of wet flies, and six tying demonstrations that reveal all the steps needed to craft his most effective patterns. His technique is flawless, narrative clear and precision unrelenting in this comprehensive video that can make you a better wet fly tier.
PARTRIDGE & ORANGE
This diminutive spider fly can be adapted to superbly imitate any mayfly. How to give the hackle an umbrella-effect is the critical element that Davy demonstrates here.
BLACK & SILVER SPIDER
An attractor mayfly in style, this is a go-to-pattern for Wotton when he finds fish in the surface-film. You’ll learn precisely what it takes to make it come to life in the water.
One of the earliest wet terrestrial flies; this beetle imitation still readily fools trout. Davy provides a host of great tying tips and details on working with both herl and hackle.
DW PRISM SOFT HACKLE
The combination of new materials and a properly wound soft hackle make this Wotton original a fly you’ll want. It is easily adapted to mimic a host of small aquatics insects.
WOODCOCK HARE’S EAR
Davy ties this classic caddis pattern superbly. He brings together all the lessons provided in the video to create a buggy looking fly that brown trout have trouble resisting.
This fly, like most of the great ones, doesn’t imitate anything exactly but does catch fish. It is an attractor that Davy crafts with pain staking detail to insure its effectiveness.
3 HOURS - 2 DVD SET
Posted by Hal in TN on 24th Aug 2013
After just having completing my review of "Fly Tying Fundamentals" with Davy Wotton, I regret that I did not list in that review how well that this two DVD set would compliment the information contained there.
This video set contains additional, and in some cases more in-depth tips & techniques beneficial to tying by providing substantially more how-to information covering the 5 "Basic Chapters" which actually apply well to tying ANY type of fly.... not just to wet flies.
Once again... to Gene and his entire staff, as well as Davy Wotton... GOOD SHOW!!