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DVD, South African FT Journey V2

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Price : R199.00 (incl.) per ea
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A South African Fly Tying Journey with Ed Herbst and Friends Volume 2

The first in the series with Ed Herbst as narrator, interviewer and fly tyer and Andrew Ingram as camera operator and video editor was extremely well received both here and abroad. It was generally agreed that it significantly raised the bar and this was hardly surprising given their decades of experience in the communication field and Ed's acknowledged expertise as a fly tyer and fly fishing historian.

The DVD covers five innovative interpretations of land-bred insects which are important to fish, the grasshopper, the ant, the beetle, the inchworm and the crane fly.

Ed contributes two flies, his hopper with its effective leg configuration a pattern which Tom Sutcliffe describes on his website as the best such pattern extant and his Split-Back Beetle. The latter incorporates a sighter post combining orange egg yarn and krystal flash to provide both a contrasting colour and small sparkles of light on the back of the pattern. Foam beetles, while deadly, are notoriously difficult to see because they float flush with water surface and Ed's pattern solves this problem. Renowned Rhodes Guide, Fred Steynberg, demonstrates a foam ant pattern which he has developed over several years and which he says, when correctly presented to a sighted fish, is never refused.

Well-known Aliwal North custom rod/net builder, Mario Geldenhuys, demonstrates an ingenious inchworm pattern. The extended foam body is built on a needle and then transferred to a #18 hook. The comparatively large body floats the tiny hook with great buoyancy and Mario says this quick-and-easy to tie pattern is as effective on yellowfish as it is on trout.

Tony Biggs' RAB has been catching trout for decades and Philip Meyer's parachute version is easier to cast into the wind and is exceptionally effective when a breeze is ruffling the water and activating its squirrel tail legs. Philip says it is exceptionally effective when crane flies are on the water but also works well as a searching pattern when nothing is hatching and fish are not rising.

DVD, South African FT Journey V1
Price : R199.00 (incl.) per ea

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