NEW HOOKED ON FLY TYING SERIES: ALL ABOUT HAIR WITH CHRIS HELM
Author: Jim & Kelly Watt
Publisher: BENNETT WATT ENTERTAINMENT, Jul 2007
Helps you shorten you learning curve on how to work with hair to create beautiful & effective bass bugs. Learn about various periods of the winter coat of the whitetail deer, which hair is too be used for which flies from trout patterns to bass bugs & more. 83 min.
NEW HOOKED ON FLY TYING TITLES & RECIPES
24 new titles recorded in digital widescreen High Definition format by the worlds premier fly tying program producers Jim & Kelly Watt, these programs are educational/instructional DVDs designed for all levels of fly tyers.
This DVD will help you shorten you learning curve on how to work with hair to create beautiful and effective bass bugs. Learn about the various periods of the winter coat of the whitetail deer, which hair is too be used for which flies from trout patterns to bass bugs. Which subspecies of the whitetail deer and other ungulates have the best hair for tying, where the hair is found of the body of the hide, and other characteristics of the hair that you should understand.
Also explained is the proper thread to use and the most effective tools to make tying these bugs easy. All the techniques for handling the hair, how much hair to use, spinning, stacking, installing gills, crafting perfect bands of hair are shown in detail. How to craft a proportional bug, using serrated scissors along with a razor blade to finish the fly, and installing the eyes.
By following the tips and techniques demonstrated by Chris, with the correct material and tools plus practice, tying hair will become an enjoyable part of your fly tying pastime.
Mid season hide
Late season hide
Hooks & tools, stacking sides & spinning
Stacking top & bottom
Spinning split technique
Use of Brassie
How to fish the slider
ALL TECHNIQUES SLIDER
Hook: Cox & Rawle 3/0 Aberdeen or Mustad 3366 3/0
Thread: Wapsi white 140 denier & 200 denier white gel spun
Tail: Centipede legs and marabou blood quills - colors tiers choice
Body: Natures Spirit dyed spinning deer body hair
Eyes: 4mm solid plastic eyes
Head: Wapsi UTC 140 - color to match fly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chris Helm has been tying flies for 35 years. His demonstration and workshop travels have taken him to eight European countries and throughout the US and eastern Canada. Although he is well known for his study of whitetail deer and working with deer hair, he ties and teaches all types of flies. In 2004 The Federation of Fly Fishers presented him with the Buz Buszak Memorial Fly Tying Award, which is the highest award available to any tier. He has written numerous articles or deer hair, thread, specific fly patterns for various fly fishing and fly tying magazines both here and abroad. Since l993 he has completed 11 fly tying DVDs. He enjoys all types of fishing but has a special love for bonefish, permit, bass, bluegill, grayling, and pike.