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Worcester Fly Dresser Viewing Library Index

The following DVD’s can be loaned from the club library – please ask a member of the committee if you wish to take out a title.

 

Title Featuring
Corrib Seasons – Spring/Duckfly Roy Pierce, Paul Douras
The first in a series of three videos Spring, Summer & Autumn describing in detail a season’s fly fishing for wild brown trout in spectacular scenary on Ireland’s falous Lough Corrib
Corrib Seasons – Summer Roy Pierce, Paul Douras
The second in a series of three videos Spring, Summer & Autumn describing in detail a season’s fly fishing for wild brown trout in spectacular scenary on Ireland’s falous Lough Corrib
Distance Casting and The Double Haul Michael Evans
The Double Haul,common faults and technical information
Fly Fishing New Zealand
Fly Fishing in River and Lake
Fly Fishing for Success
How to Succeed on Reservoirs
Intro into River Fly Fishing Paul Gaskell
Modern Fly Fishing Tactics Volume 1
Modern Fly Fishing Tactics Volume 2
Modern Fly Fishing Tactics Volume 3
Tribute & Master Fly Fisherman Oliver Kite
Oliver Kite (1920–1968) was a master flyfisherman, writer, broadcaster, naturalist and television personality of the 1960s. He was born on November 27, 1920, in Castleton, Monmouthshire, and his family later moved to Lancashire. He joined the army (Royal Engineers) in 1941 and served as an officer in India, Burma, Malaya and Singapore. He married Norah Fallon in Singapore in July 1947. After a number of postings, including witnessing an atomic bomb test in Maralinga, Australia, where he suffered a heart attack at the age of 35, he settled in Wiltshire in 1958 and retired from the army in 1965.
Oliver Kite gained a wide affection and audience among television viewers in the 1960s as the presenter of “Kite’s Country” on Southern TV, gently displaying his skills as a fly fisherman and his keen naturalist’s eye for the wildlife of Wiltshire and Hampshire, each weekly episode being narrated in his lilting Welsh accent with considerable charm and expert knowledge. Known for his simple fishing style, extraordinarily keen vision and his invention of several enduringly successful fly patterns, including Kite’s Imperial, his many friends locally were augmented by admirers in France, Norway and across the UK. Oliver Kite popularised to a wide audience the Netheravon style of nymph fishing invented by Frank Sawyer, the Avon riverkeeper and author, to whom he gave full credit in his book “Nymph Fishing in Practice”, first published in 1963. A new edition with a biographical introduction and notes by Robert Spaight was published by Swan Hill Press in 2000 (ISBN 978-1840371086). He went on to co-host a program with Jack Hargreaves also on Southern Television called “Country Boy” the idea being to teach a young boy from the city the ways of country life and each week this young person would be introduced to another new experience living in the country such as fishing. Oliver Kite died of a second heart attack on the banks of the River Test in 1968, at the early age of 48.
This DVD shows excerpts from TV footage shown in the 1960’s from a series of programmes called Kite’s Country.
Reservoir Trout Fishing
River Academy – Early Season Trout Fishing Dean Andrews & John Tyzack
Join actor Dean Andrews (Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes) for a master class in early season trout fishing with professional guide and six times English national rivers champion John Tyzack AAPGAI.

John helps Dean take his fishing to the next level with lessons in entomology and fly selection, before demonstrating his modern approach to north country spiders.

After a successful morning on spiders John helps Dean refine his dry fly technique, leading to success in less than favourable conditions.Back at the tying bench, John shows Dean in detail how to tie all the patterns from the days fishing which include – Waterhen Bloa, Snipe and Purple, Endrick Spider (variant) and the JT Olive.

There is also a section on equipment and river bank safety

Single disc – Running time approximately 87 minutes

River Academy – French Nymphing Dean Andrews & John Tyzack
French Nymphing And Related Long Leader Techniques

Join actor Dean Andrews (Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes) with professional guide and six times English national rivers champion John Tyzack (AAPGAI) for a master class in long leader fly fishing.

JT teaches Deano the art of French leader fishing using monofilament leaders up to 9 metres for the best in modern presentation techniques.

Fishing from the low, clear waters of the Derbyshire Wye in midsummer to the unpredictable springtime weather on Scotland’s river Clyde, both anglers meet with success in less than favourable conditions.

In addition to fantastic fishing, John demonstrates in detail how to tie all of the flies from the DVD using some of our new tying materials such as Ultimate Tying Silk, tungsten beads and Fish On CDC

Extra features include; Tackle selection, leader set-up, out-takes, a short history of nymphing techniques, beginners guide to French nymphing and a bonus interview about the river Clyde.

PAL DVD – Double disc set – Running time approximately 3 hours

River Academy – Grayling Through the Year Dean Andrews & John Tyzack
Join actor Dean Andrews (Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes) with professional guide and six times English national rivers champion John Tyzack (AAPGAI) for a full year of grayling fishing.

Autumn sees JT and Deano Czech nymphing on the Derbyshire Rivers Wye and Derwent. Two feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures don’t deter the guys as they target tightly shoaled winter fish on Sheffield’s urban River Don.

In a spring time return to the urban Don JT shows Deano the trio technique for search fishing just a few days before the end of the grayling season.
On their summer outing JT takes Deano in search of a personal best stalking fish on Driffield Beck; a northern chalk stream famous for its crystal clear water and specimen grayling.

In addition to fantastic fishing, out-takes and tackle selection John demonstrates in detail how to tie his entire grayling fly box selection.

PAL DVD – Double disc set – Running time approximately 3 hours 20 minutes

River Academy – The Complete Mayfly Dean Andrews & John Tyzack
The Mayfly… probably the most eagerly anticipated hatch in the flyfishing year.

Join actor Dean Andrews (Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes) with professional guide and six times English national rivers champion John Tyzack (AAPGAI) for an unforgettable trip to Derbyshire’s River Wye.John shows Dean how to get the most from a day’s Mayfly fishing, using nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners to target the Wye’s trout, many of which are wild breeding Rainbows.

John and Dean also meet with the river keeper for an in depth chat about the reintroduction and supplementation of Mayfly using techniques that can be applied on any venue.Back at the tying bench John shows in detail how to tie each of the flies used and discusses tackle selection and leader makeup.

The Complete Mayfly… not only a definitive guide to tying and fishing every stage of the lifecycle but also how to ensure thriving populations of this iconic fly for generations to come.

PAL DVD – Double disc set – Running time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Salmo – The Leaper Hugh Falkus
Made by the BBC’s ‘World About Us’ team, this film features fishing expert and author Hugh Falkus demonstrating fishing for salmon and sea trout throughout the year. As well as being a fishing programme this film also features underwater footage of the mating and spawning of salmon, the start of their mammoth journey to Greenland and back.
Stillwater Fly Fishing
Successful Stillwater Fly Fishing Chris Ogborne
Chris Ogborne offers comprehensive advice on the art of stillwater flyfishing. Having represented Great Britain in international competitions since 1981, he became European Champion in 1990.
The Lost World of Mr Hardy Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier
The Lost World of Mr Hardy is the story of the generations of craftsmen who dedicated their working lives to making the world’s greatest fishing tackle. “Only the best is good enough for fishermen” said J.J. Hardy at the end of the 19th century and how right he was. Since 1873 the craftsmen of the family firm Hardy’s have hand-made beautiful cane fishing rods, reels and exotic salmon flies which are cherished by keen fishermen all over the world. Fishing, family and manufacturing history come to life in this beautiful film, making us realise what we have lost in skills and craftsmanship in a global economy preoccupied with quantity. “Spectacular… I defy you to watch with a dry eye.” Ken Russell THE TIMES, LONDON Full length 97 minute version More details on the film including film trailer and stories about the making of the film can be viewed at the film’s official website: WWW.THELOSTWORLDOFMRHARDY.COM Film details: Language – English Optional Subtitles – German, French, English (Hard of Hearing) Aspect Ratio 1:1.66 Colour Video Format PAL – for UK and European use.
Trout Fly Box