Fly Tying Lesson 5 – 8 for Beginners

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Posted on 27th September 2010 by admin in Equipment |Tutorials |Videos

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Yesterday we watched the first 4 episodes of Fly Tying with Dave Cammiss and today we’re going to look at the next four. Now, we’re obviously moving through this rather quickly, but having them all together is a nice way to decide what you want to do next.

Let’s not delay, here you go:

In this fly tying tutorial Dave demonstrates a ‘Cats Whisker’.

In this fly tying tutorial Dave demonstrates a ‘Montana Nymph’.

In this fly tying tutorial Dave demonstrates a ‘Partridge and Orange’ and the ‘Greenwells Glory’.

In this fly tying tutorial Dave demonstrates a ‘Soldier Palmer’ and the ‘Zulu’.

Getting quite a lot tricker as we move forwards, a lot of free time is required. So, when’s that weekend? ;)

Fly Tying Lesson 1 – 4 for Beginners

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Posted on 26th September 2010 by admin in Equipment |Tutorials |Videos

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There’s no better feeling than tying your own fly and landing that prize fish. If you’ve done it before, you’ll know how it feels, if you haven’t, then here’s your chance to learn a little about fly tying in the first 4 episodes of Learn Fly Tying with David Cammiss.

Lesson One tells us all about the equipment required to make your own flies. David demostrates the buzzer:

Lesson Two demonstrates the  ‘Diawl Bach’ known as a ‘Little Devil’.

Lesson Three demonstrates the ‘Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear’.

Lesson Four demonstrates the ‘ Pheasant Tail Nymph ‘.

We will also cover tutorials on tying wooly buggers, nymphs and mrs simpsons in the next several weeks, so stay posted!

Lessons 5 to 8 – click here.

Which flies are performing in the Western Cape waters

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Posted on 26th September 2010 by admin in Equipment

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When you go fly fishing, you want to be prepared, having a good collection of flies is so important, especially if you’re going to a fishing destination that you haven’t been to before, you never know what sort of fly the fish will go for.

Here are four of the flies that have been performing well over the past few months in the Western Cape waters. You can see what they look like by clicking the thumbnails above, all flies have been labelled accordingly:

  • Black wooly bugger
  • Green wooly bugger (Great at La Ferme)
  • Bead Head Nymph
  • Mrs Simpson (Great at Jonkershoek)

Another fly that has been working incredibly well is one that looks similiar to the Green Wooly Bugger, made from Marabou Turkey Dark Olive feathers and has a touch of red material under the feathers. This fly pulled out four rainbow trout ranging from 2kg to 4kg in a two hour fishing sessions.

It would appear that attraction flies are definitely out performing aggression flies.