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Fordy's Flies - The Nymph Secret HD 1080p

Fordy's Flies - The Nymph Secret HD 1080p
so when you're fishing a dry fly to be honest it's pretty easy isn't it you look at the river or the still water you see where a fish is rising you work out pretty much from what you've seen floating on the surface what it's eating then you tie on an imitation cast it to the fish and away you go but to me one of the most important things to recognize in this situation is that even when the fish is rising these fish are eating 90 percent of their diet subsurface so on a fantastic day when there are birds flying around and loads of things hatching eating all sorts of may

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or whatever else is coming off the river there's still an enormous amount of stuff going on under the water's surface and as an angler as a fly angler what you're trying to do is give yourself the best chance of catching fish and if you're like me you love

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fishing then fishing subsurface is the answer and often you can have fantastic days fishing a

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even if you're you know struggling to get them up on the drives you can put something on that sinks that is below the surface and you'll catch a lot of fish like this fantastic brown trout which came from the river neon now it's not as simple as that is it because one of the issues you've got with dry fly fishing is you know when you've got a take your imitation comes down the water's surface a fish rise it rises to it and if you're good enough you hit the take but when you're...
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fishing how do you know that a fish has swallowed your imitation what i'm going to tie for you today is my

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this is the fly that's probably done more damage than anything else i've ever fished with and simply put it's an indicator which you can fish in all sorts of different circumstances i see so many anglers who struggle to hit take simply because they don't know that the fish has got a hook in their mouth speaking of hooks in the vise i've got a size 12 dry fly hook now this is a big bushy indicator the whole point of it being that you can see takes with it so you know it floats on the water surface 18 inches two feet below it you've got your lymph and you need a big hook to carry all the dressing and to carry the line that goes underneath it now one of the things i really struggled with when i started fly fishing was this idea of the new zealand indicator i saw a few people fishing with it and was shown how it works and everything and basically what you've got is a dry fly with a tippet ring attached to the rear of the hook now i'm not saying it doesn't work of course it does but when i first started i was really skeptical about it and i wanted to come up with a slightly better solution and because i come from a course fishing background i think this kind of helped me to sus the the problem out so what i've come up with is this i developed the the

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um with that in mind so what i'm going to do is...
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i'm just going to put it all together for you and explain as i go how it's used so the first thing we're going to do is we're going to create an inline piece of line which is going to carry everything and for that i'm just going to use some coarse fishing line this is guru pulse doesn't need to be that but this is eight pound line it's pretty robust stuff this is designed for feeder fishing for sort of multiple casting and stuff and it's absolutely crucial that you have a line that's fairly robust the first thing i'm going to do i'm going to trim off a length of this line and i'm going to trim off about 10 inches or so and then i'm going to use a loop tyre which is this thing here to tie an overhand loop now you don't need to use a loop tyre for this but you can do just with your your hands but i just find the consistency you get with a loop tire is nice and reliable i get good solid reliable loops like that one there you can buy all sorts of little loop ties you can of course do it just with your hands or your fingers everybody's got their own favored method but essentially what i've got now is a length of line about as i say eight to ten inches or so with a little tiny loop tied on the end and what i'm now going to do is i'm going to attach this piece of line to my hook so tying thread now this is just a simple ato i'm using olive just tighten my vice up a bit actually i'm just using an olive...
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tying thread um it doesn't need to be anything particularly spectacular just a hog standard tying thread just going to layer the line onto the shank of the hook stick it at half way and then i'm going to grab my piece of line and i'm going to lay on the top of the hook now i need to leave enough at each end to get the job done here and one of the important things about tying this fly is that you don't tie a loop in that end of the line just yet because if you do what you'll start to do is get your tying thread and various other materials tangled up in it as you go so i'm leaving that without a loop on it and i'm going to put a loop on that a bit later on and eventually what will happen is when there's a loop there that will attach to the leader end of my setup and the tip it which will have a

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attached to it will attach to this loop and i just put a blood blood knot at each end and away you go i'll explain more as i go anyway let's get on with it so i'm just going to leave enough of this line protruding off the end of the hook so i can get it in my retaining spring in a second just hold on to the line like so and just literally whip it to the shank of the hook now you'll see as the line is going round you can probably see that the the nylon is kind of catching the body of my bobbin as it goes through that's why i don't tie a loop on at this stage if there was a loop on that that that piece of line there would catch...
on the bobbin and get yourself in all sorts of troubles but what i can do now is if it does catch i can just pull it off it is a bit of a faff but it is worth it so literally just attaching that line to the top of the shank of the hook like so with a layer of thread just keep that all out of the way you just have to be a bit patient with it and then i can pop that loop end into my retaining spring like so okay that's the first part of the process underway now this fly is very loosely based on roman moses balloon caddis and with that in mind what i'm now going to tie in is some closed cell foam this is orange you can tie in yellow or actually sometimes i'll do it in black but you want a piece that's about i suppose centimeter wide maybe not quite a centimeter like so now this is designed to give you visibility so don't be shy with this okay you don't need to mess about here and try and tie this in all delicately this is a piece of foam which you're going to be able to see you know 30 or 40 feet away up the river when you cast it upstream or sitting in a still water with a

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suspended underneath it so you need to be able to see this then i'm going to tie in facing that way so i'm going to lay it on top of the shank of the hook like so use my thumb and fourth finger to pinch and then i'm just going to use thread wraps to secure it to the top of the hook again just brushing that other piece of nylon away each time the bobbin goes round...
to make sure it doesn't get all tangled up and then if it does slide around which it will you just you know adjust it round you're just trying to get that body of the foam all the way down the shank of the hook in a nice neat sort of finish so it looks neat and tidy i developed this fly because when i started fishing this method which is essentially called the duo so you have a buoyant dry fly and beneath it suspended a

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on a length of fluorocarbon tippet some of the other ways of doing it i just didn't like as i've already mentioned i didn't fancy doing the new zealand style i do know that it works i just didn't fancy it at the time i also occasionally will fish a dry fly on a dropper and the

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suspended on a on the sort of the point fly if you like but again one of the issues with that is that you've got then quite a big hinge almost like a paternoster if you like with the dry fly on it and the the

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s are splendid suspended below whereas with this method with the the loops at each end attached directly to your leader and your tipit this is really direct so often you'll see the most delicate of takes very very quickly and that's why i like this method it's very very positive okay you can see there i've kind of created a foam body which adds to the buoyancy of the fly now i'm going to do just for stabilization purposes i'm going to tie in some deer hair so i'm just going to clip off a good pinch of deer hair...
like so quite a few fibers pop it into my homemade hair stacker i'm just going to level all those tips up one of the great things about this this fly is it's really really durable and it is one of those that you know you can kind of tie on and fish it all day really you won't need to change i mean if you get this right it really is very effective and you'll see the reason that you know i'm such a big fan of it when i when you have a go with it just level those tips up of that deer here and i'm just going to lay those on top just protruding off of the back of the foam like so as i say the reason for this is stability so this keeps it sitting nice and and neat on the surface i'm not gonna um pull down too hard with my dear hair so a couple of fairly loose open wraps to begin with the reason for that is that i find real problems time with this stuff i hate it i have to say it does make fantastic

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but it is a menace to tie with and i find if you pull this too tight now all of these cut ends splay out all over the place and you're ending up with a massive task to then clear up the mess afterwards so i do it with a few loose wraps to to start off with oops just drop my hair stacker and then it's slightly easier to get in with your scissors and clean up so which is exactly what i'm going to do now i'm just going to fold those back get my scissors in like so and trim them off and then everything's in one sort of place and...
they're not sort of sprayed all over your desk now i can really bed in that deer here with some much tighter turns so that it all sits nicely on top like so just got one straight fiber there okay so now i'm going to take my tying thread down to just by the point of the hook like so and i'm going to grab some dubbing now i'm using for this an olive ice dub i've actually played with a few different colors i don't actually think it matters a huge amount and the reason i'm using this stuff this is obviously not a natural dubbing this is synthetic it's plasticky it's like loads of tinsel it's got a little bit of bling in it it's got a little bit of uv in it but crucially it's really hard wearing so you know you could tie in nice hairs here or something like that if you wanted to or i don't know even some some rabbit fur or i don't know anything you like that's a natural dubbing but to be honest i find this is harder wearing and as the foam is doing the job of suspending the fly in the in the surface of the water or causing it to float rather you don't need the sort of the floating properties of natural fur so that's why i use this i find it's also really useful as you can probably see as i move that around it catches the light now that's really really important here because i'm absolutely convinced sometimes when i'm fishing this method that the fish will see a bit of bling you know the the light...
catching on this stuff with the uv picking up the sunlight or something because they're curious creatures they'll come and have a look and often even though they won't come and take this fly they'll take the

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suspended underneath it as they come up so i'm i'm absolutely convinced that using the um you know this sort of iridescent material is a useful um addition to your cast i'm just going to create a little dubbing rope dead simple it doesn't need to be very precise just attach that to my thread i've used orange for this i've used purple lilac you name it i i don't think it matters the color so much i just think it it's useful to have that kind of effect of shine and uv okay so i'm just gonna dub that one around the deer here again it's quite a kind of a fat body on this fly which again i think helps it to sit in the surface layers that's a little bit too much to be honest but you get the general idea it's going to pull some out to bring out actually i'll do us a couple of turns there and then when you've dubbed that on i'm just going to move the thread back down towards the tail end of the fly for the last couple of bits of the process now all i'm going to do is i'm going to take my foam and fold it back over the top and then i'm going to use my tying thread to catch it in important with this closed cell phone that you don't pull down too tight here because what will happen is...
the thread will cut through the foam and then you'll have to start all over again i'm just going to do half a dozen thread wraps to create that sort of balloon effect here and then using my whip finish tool i'm going to do my whip finish there not at the eye as you would normally do it but actually on the back of that hump so when you do this you'll notice that the spare bit of line catches again that's one of the reasons you don't tie the loop in so you can you can just pull it easily out with your other spare fingers just to make sure you get your whip finish nice and secure again you want to tie this fly like you mean it you know make sure that you don't cut any corners with with finishes and things because it may be that you'll need this fly all day and when you start to get takes you'll realize why i love it so much okay so trim off my thread then i'm going to trim away the waste piece of the foam that will go to make the next one and where i'm looking to cut this is kind of level with the back of the bend of the hook like so it's quite a big back isn't it you can see how kind of big and visible that will be now the last part of the process is to tie another loop in that tag end of line so with this end here and again i'm going to use my loop type for that just pass it through this is a clever little gadget this is called a get knotted it's actually for carp fishing for tying hair rigs and it just produces these...
lovely little neat and tidy and very strong loops i mean as i mentioned that mono that i'm using to create these

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is eight pounds so you know it's it's pretty robust stuff i just always make sure with the tag ends i trim them quite short because what i don't want is my tailing line to catch the knot as it goes through because sometimes with my casting i have a horrible little tailing loop okay so there you have it that is my

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a fantastic indep indicator fly which you can tie on now one of the best bits of this one of the most attractive features is that you're going to fish this on the same rod with the same setup same fly line actually mostly the same leader that you would fish a dry fly on so imagine you turn up to the river at kind of i don't know lunchtime maybe before everything started rising you still want a fish you still want to catch a few you fancy they're taking

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s so you set your rod up nice nine foot for a three weight something like that and you tie this on with a nice little

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about i suppose 18 inches two feet underneath prospecting in the shallows the fish come up and smash the

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every time they take it this goes under you strike fish on happy days but then the day progresses and things start rising all you need to do is whip this off tie on your normal tippet for dry fly fishing so let's say two or three feet of two and a half pound three pound line your lovely dry fly goes on the end and away you...
go prospecting the rises so what you've got is one rod that does two different methods it really is a fantastic way of fishing i do urge you to give it a go don't be too worried about what color dubbing you put underneath it but that does work and just in case anybody is wondering yes i have had an awful lot of fish come up and take the indicator you know it just happens they see the shadow of this thing i'm not sure they know what it is to be honest but they take it out of curiosity i've had some absolute monsters on this so it does actually catch fish itself and as i said to you before it's just a little bit more positive than fishing something like a big dry fly on a dropper so there we are have a go at tying it i hope it will make sense if you do get to tie it and stick it on i hope it gets one or two fish pulling this fantastic indicator under and the

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that i'd recommend probably to start off with fishing under this is something like my quilled

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this will carry believe it or not about five millimeters of tungsten which sounds like a lot for a driveline doesn't it but it will carry an awful lot of weight which is fantastic so there we are thanks ever so much for watching give the youtube channel a subscribe in passing if you wouldn't mind and let's get out there and catch a few fish fantastic stuff you