Fly Tying Essentials – The Series

By Gerhard van Zyl Hi fellow tyers and feather benders. We are excited to start our first series on fly tying, showcasing the different techniques for tails, bodies, wings, thoraxes/collars, heads and weighting of flies. This series will show you close-up videos of...

Episode 1 – Dry fly tails

The tale of many tails Tails are not just there to look nice on a fly, but it can affects the realistic look, the action on a fly or the buoyancy of a dry fly. In this episode we will be looking at the different ways to tie dry fly tails and also what the purpose of...

Yellowfish Working Group

From Waterwheel Magazine The Water Wheel is a magazine aimed at improving general public understanding of science and technology. The Water Wheel has been in publication since 2002 with material being sourced from outside the WRC....

Yellowfish Control Flies

Most of my control flies are tied using 3.5mm tungsten beads. Although the tungsten bead gives you sufficient weight to get your flies into the feeding zone it is sometimes neccesary to incorporate lead wire into the fly for fishing deeper water and stronger river...