NEW HOOKED ON FLY TYING SERIES: WORKING WITH HAIR, STACKING & SPINNING WITH CHRIS HELM & WAYNE SAMSO
Author: Jim & Kelly Watt
Publisher: BENNETT WATT ENTERTAINMENT, Jul 2007
Two deer hair experts provide detailed instructions on stacking a bass bug, the Rattlesnake, as well as spinning "mixed" hair for the Rubber-Tailed Popper. 103 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.
Two deer hair experts provide detailed instruction on stacking a bass bug, The Rattlesnake, as well as spinning "mixed" hair for The Rubber Tailed Popper.
Chris Helm ties The Rattlesnake Slider using stacking techniques. In addition to the stacking hair portion of the fly installing rubber legs, splayed hackle tails, plus installing a hair collar, and elevated eyes. In addition the hair quantity and control are discussed, along with questions and answers from both tiers.
Wayne Samson demonstrates a full medium round rubber tail popper. The hair bug features spun hair that has been "mixed" to create a marble effect on the bugs body. The extra large "Godzilla" stacker is featured along with explanation of spinning repeated clumps of hair with trapping any hair that has already been placed on the hook.
The entire popper is shaped using a double edged razor blade. Proportions are emphasized along with burning holes for the solid plastic eyes and creating a hard face on the bug to facilitate noise when stripped through the water. Chris and Wayne discuss the fly and pertinent aspects of tying with hair.
Tyer: Chris Helm
Hook: Gaelic Supreme extra wide gape bass hook #2 or Mustad 3366 # 3/0
Thread : Wapsi white 140 denier Wapsi 200 denier gel spun (white)
Tail: Centipede legs, Whiting American rooster hackle, marabou blood feathers, and mirror Krystal Flash
Body: Natures Spirit dyed spinning deer body hair
Eyes: 7mm doll eyes
Head: Wapsi 140 denier, color to match fly
WAYNES RUBBER TAIL POPPER
Originator & Tyer: Wayne G. Samson
Hook: Mustad 3366 size 4/0
Thread: Dynacord (heavy GSP)
Tail: Medium round rubber (color optional)
Body: Natures Spirit spinning deer hair (color optional)
Eyes: Doll Eyes (size / color optional)
Glue: Bond 527
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
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.
Wayne G. Samson has been fly-fishing and tying flies for nearly fifteen years. Originally a warm water fisherman he started by experimenting with bass bugs using deer hair. Soon after, he met Chris Helm. Chris has rounded out Waynes tying, especially deer hair, and considers Wayne to be perhaps his best student. Waynes specialty remains deer hair bugs and hair work in general but he also has great breadth and depth in other areas such as epoxy flies, saltwater flies, classic Atlantic salmon flies and most all trout flies. He is affiliated with Glenn River Fly Co. Ltd (www.glennriver.com) a specialty company that offers several custom products and services for fly fishers and fly tiers.