A few weeks back we started a project to build a fly fishing web directory. We got a lot of great feedback on the result, and one of the great things about it was that we discovered a whole bunch of new content about fly fishing on the web that we’d never seen before.
One great example is a site called The Weekly Fly. Each week, the guys at The Weekly Fly publish a new video with detailed instructions on tying a particular pattern. If you like tying flies, you need to check it out.
Doug McKnight takes us through the creation of this pattern, which looks kinda like a crab and kinda like a shrimp – perfect for those situations where you’re primarily targeting bonefish, but where you might just see a permit swim by. Sounds like South Andros!
This is a classic streamer tied by Kelly Galloup that’ll catch you a whole lot of browns in Southern Chile. Get comfortable and grab a beverage – this one’s 38 minutes long.
This video shows Dave Tucker tying a classic steelhead pattern called the Lady Caroline. This is an excellent choice when the water’s low on the Dean, or anywhere else where steelhead swim.
About The Weekly Fly
The Weekly Fly was started by Mike Nelson and Henry Harrison in 2007 as a project under the Reel Action Media banner. Mike has a background as a fishing guide and outfitter in the US and Argentina and Henry has a background in documentary filmmaking.
Unsatisfied with the quality of most free and many paid online fly tying videos, the idea behind TWF was to create a site that would become THE site for access to high quality free fly tying videos.
Reel Action Media is a video production company that specializes in fly fishing related content (you may have seen our films in the Drake film fest) and we wanted to apply those HD production skills to fly tying videos. We’ve managed to film some of the most respected tyers in the industry (Jacklin, Galloup, Nemes, Petitjean, et al) as well as many rising stars (Doug McKnight, Rocky Maley and many more) and in the process we’ve met a lot of fun and creative people. TWF has also recently created an online store for ordering DVDs and Hi-Def downloads, but it’s mainly about providing the highest caliber fly tying videos on the web. Please stop by to take a look.