Devoted exclusively wet fly patterns & techniques. Demonstrates detailed techniques for tying quill, flank, married, & mixed wing wet flies with a variety of body materials on 8 patterns. 112 min.
Traditional wet flies ruled the waters for most of fly-fishing history. At one time, the sale of classic wet fly patterns dominated the sale of trout flies by all of the fishing tackle firms in the United States. In early America, these patterns were exclusively used for Brook Trout & Grayling. Wet flies were later effectively used to catch Brown & Rainbow trout. Classic wet fly patterns are still very effective, yet tying & fishing these beautiful patterns has fallen out of fashion.
Tying Classic Wet Flies by Don Bastion is the first video exclusively devoted to these historic patterns & techniques. During one-hour & 52 minutes running time, Don Bastion demonstrates detailed techniques for tying quill, flank, married, and mixed wing wet flies with a variety of body materials on the following 8 patterns:
* Gray Hackle Peacock
* Yellow Sally
* Rich Widow
* Trout Fin
* Parmachene Belle
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Don Bastion has 40 years of fly tying. The book Forgotten Flies (2000) Published by Complete Sportsman features Don's impeccable reproduction of 499 wet-fly patterns reproduced from the recipes of Trout (1938) and other books by Ray Bergman.