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Deer Hair Techniques by expert fly tyer, Chris Helm. Pelt Parts... Tying flies with deer hair is becoming extremely popular and to do so successfully you first need to know what hair comes from which part of the body and for which flies it is best suited. Tools... Learn which tools and hooks are crucial to success in tying with deer hair. Adding Colors... To one side, then to another, installing fine little gills... All with deer hair. Stacking & Compacting... So your deer hair bodies are dense and look durable and solid. Installing Eyes... So they stay. Rubber Legs... Who hasn't suffered through the agony of rubber legs on flies? Chris shows you two methods, both extremely effective. Trimming... Learn how to get those smooth symmetrically shaped bodies, every time. REVIEW: MIDWEST FLY FISHING - ... the majority of what I have seen from Bennett Watt is easy to recommend. By way of example: Today I viewed three fly tying programs that might be of interest to Midwestern fly fishers. The titles are "Learning to Tie Flies with Dick Talleur", "Favorite Flies with Rene Harrop: and "Spinning Deer Hair with Chris Helm: All do a superb job of presenting their subject. They are, one might say, "as advertised" In other words, you get what you pay for. While their tying styles vary, all three hosts have a clear command of their subject and each does a precise, craftsman like job in the presentation. You don't find yourself constantly asking, "what did he mean by that?" The thing I like best about these programs is that uncluttered close-ups allow us to see exactly what is done in every single tying step on every fly. Whoever's behind the camera on these programs knows what his or her job is. Each of these shows appeals to a different level of tier, so it would be unfair to compare the hosts. I will say that it is easy to recommend each program to any viewer who wishes to learn it's subject.
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