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Detailed instruction by ESPN hosts, Jim and Kelly Watt who produce the Fishing Video Magazine TV show. From casting for freshwater trout in small mountain streams to saltwater fly fishing for Sailfish and Marlin, this instructional program is the product of over 50 years experience gained from fly fishing every conceivable location and situation possible. Segments cover the essentials of fly fishing equipment , knots & fly styles. Lessons & examples include basic casting techniques, expert casts for difficult situations & the proper way to fish lakes, streams & rivers. Step-by-step lessons for basic fly tying; Basic Fishing Techniques - Lakes, Streams, Rivers & Entomology; Basic Casting Techniques - Roll Cast, Simple Pick/Set Down, False Casting, Shooting Line Cast; Knots - Nail Knot, Leader to Leader Knot, Double Overhand/Surgeon’s Knot, Leader to Fly Knot, Improved Clinch Knot; Equipment - Rods, Reels, Fly Lines, Leaders, Flies, Stuff, Waders, Vest, Tools; Basic Fly Tying - Fly tying tools, vises, hooks, learn to tie a Nymph, Woolley Bugger Streamer & a Basic Dry Fly; Advanced Techniques - Double Haul, Open Loop Cast for Nymphing, Sink Tip Lines, Reach Cast, Slack Line Cast, “S” Cast, Jump Roll Cast, Mending, Downstream Drift, Wind Casts, Roll Cast and Backhand; Choosing the right rod & line; Knots. REVIEW: VIDEO LIBRARIAN - Hosts Jim and Kelly Watt … demonstrating an obvious love for the sport… In fact their gentle enthusiasm is downright contagious (a friend who watched the program with me had to be nearly hog-tied to a chair by his wife to keep him from lighting out for the local sporting goods store) REVIEW: ON THE WATER - I watched this DVD and went fishing that evening, and after their explanation (the best I’ve seen) of the causes and remedies to the dreaded tailing loop, I had a great outing: no “wind knots”, no tangles, no lost flies… AWARD: The Videographer Award of Excellence , Instructional Category
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What first comes to mind is a word from the title of the video: "basics". In a nutshell, this is what the video does well because it is supposed to be a basic fly fishing video for beginners. I am a beginner in fly-fishing and don't know hardly anything about the sport. I have fished before but fly-fishing was always a mystery to me. Well, this video solved that problem very quickly. Concisely, this is a basic course in fly-fishing that is taught from the ground up.
The video starts out with Basic Casting Techniques then moves into Knots. From the beginning I learned a lot, there is a cast called the Roll Cast and this is essentially what most of the other casts are built upon. What is so beautiful about this DVD is how simply they teach about fly-fishing. It can be very hard to find good instructors for any subjects that are able to teach, and teach well. Kelly & Jim Watt as commentators and instructors do a spectacular job. The video then moves onto tying knots then to equipment. Progressing further to the advanced techniques, then even how to tie your own flies. This is a broad overview of the DVD. Please check below as I have all the areas outlined on the DVD, which is considerable.
From the video, I also learned about a fish in Argentina called the Dorado or even the Golden Dorado. These fresh water fish put up an amazing fight. The video did a great job of giving me good basic fishing techniques as well, from the DVD "Lakes, Streams, Rivers & Entomology". How to look for fish, what bait to use, where to find the fish, different lakes, even fishing for the Dorado. The different types of fly-fishing lines seemed a little mind boggling between all the different types and objectives to what you are fishing.
There are many tricks on the DVD as well. There is even a way to do practice fly-fishing at home. You take the tip of your fly rod and use a long piece of yarn as your line. Set up some objects to aim for and you can let the kids practice at home. And it's fun. Many, if not all of the casting tricks are in the slow motion on the video. The producers really know how to teach people this subject and it shows from the many slow motion & graphic presentations in the video. As I am a quick learner, I found the advanced techniques insightful as well. The whole video flows nicely and only a couple of times I was left scratching my head because I did not understand something, usually from the commentators speaking too quickly.
Overall, I would suggest that the video is mainly for beginner fly-fishers. However, it seems to me to be some intermediate & advanced stuff thrown in as well. I would recommend this video to anyone or even a friend who likes to fish and wants to learn how to fly-fish. Yes, it would make a great gift, pretty much for anybody, any age.
Here is what is contained on the DVD. Happy fishing!
Basic Casting Techniques
-Simple Pick Up/Set Down
-Shooting Line Cast
-Leader To Leader Knot
Double Overhand/Surgeon's Knot
-Leader to Fly Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
Waders, Vest, Tools, Etc.
Basic Fly Tying
-Fly Tying Tools
-Vises & Hooks
-Learn to tie a: Nymph, Woolley Bugger, Basic Dry Fly
Basic Fishing Techniques
-Lakes, Streams, Rivers & Entomology
-Open Loop Cast for Nymphing Sink Tip Lines
-Slack Line Cast
-Jump Roll Cast w/ Andrew Ryan
The instructors in the video keep it simple while not treating you like you're stupid. The instructors are interesting and keep your attention so you don't zone out. They also don't "overdo" it with too much information. You get just what you need to get started in fly fishing. If you're an experienced fly fisherman then this probably isn't the video for you, but if you're just starting out, like me, this is a great DVD.