Whether you are seasoned pursuer of the "Ghosts of the Flats" or planning your first bonefishing trip, the flies in this DVD will give a complete assortment of patterns for every situation. Bonefishing has long been one of Chris Helm's favorite quarry and he ties and explains the techniques of these patterns as well as some tips for fishing bonefish in the tropics. All of the bonefish patterns have been thoroughly tested in Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas by Chris and his friends in a variety of weights, sizes and colors. With the exception of the deer hair crab, which may be more appropriate for permit but can be downsized for bonefish, all of these patterns are quick ties requiring inexpensive materials.
The deer hair crab is a more challenging pattern, which requires the use of deer hair and making the legs. After tying a few of these wonderful crab flies they do become easier to complete. Don't leave home without a few permit patterns in your fly box. Chris Helm of Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies has been tying flies for 35 years. Although he is well known for his study of whitetail deer and working with deer hair, he ties and teaches all types of flies.
The Buz Buszak Memorial Fly Tying Award was given to Chris Helm, which is the highest award available to any tyer. Chris has written numerous articles on deer hair, thread, specific fly patterns for various fly fishing and fly tying magazines both in the USA and abroad. To date he has completed 11 fly tying DVDs and enjoys all types of fishing but has a special love for bonefish, permit, bass, bluegill, grayling and pike. Jessie Special, Simple Bonefish Crab, Gotcha, Simram, Bonefish Special, Deer Hair Crab.
NHOFT01 REVIEW: New Hooked On Fly Tying: All About Hair with Chris Helm
...is part of an extensive list of titles. Combine a professional production company with expert fly-tying demonstrators and you get the New Hooked On Fly Tying series. The film quality is excellent. Chris Helm is an acknowledged expert on deer hair and tying with deer hair and that is what this program is about. Helm opens with a lengthy introduction to whitetail deer and deer hair.
Simply excellent! This is deer hair from the point-of-view of the fly tyer. Helm explains how seasons change deer hair, why some hair suits different applications, and where on the skin different hair types come from. Then get tying! Helm only ties one large Bass Bug, but frankly that one fly is a mini-masterclass in spun and stacked deer hair tying. The emphasis is on technique, not pattern. I picked up more about tying with deer hair in half an hour than I could in years of tying - and that's exactly the point. Although the example is a bass fly, the materials, tools, and skills transfer to any fly with a deer hair body or head.