Oliver Edwards, one of the country's great river fly fishermen demonstrates the art of nymph fishing in clear water and fishing with his freshwater shrimp pattern on a chalk stream. Also includes a section on the entomology of the chalk stream. The DVD includes fishing, entomology, casting techniques and fly tying. However Frank Sawyer is probably more famed for his 'sight fishing'. This technique calls upon eyesight to a far greater degree than merely detecting the slight movement of his greased up leader. It requires a skill, which he said - "surpasses the high art of dry fly". If Frank Sawyer was an expert and intuitive nymph fisher he was no less an expert at the vice. It is the construction of Sawyer's Nymphs which makes them totally unique in fly tying - he used no tying thread whatsoever, using instead fine copper transformer wire. This wire serves four functions, ballast, foundation shape, under colour, and tying medium. To this only one other material was added - long herls from tail or quill feathers or in the case of The Killer Bug a short length of sock darning wool - pure genius. Freshwater shrimps are a preferred food for trout and grayling, and in alkaline waters, such as our English chalk streams, they can be found in truly biblical numbers, which is why my Masterclass Leaded Shrimp pattern works so well. But for those deep hatch pools with powerful swirling currents something much heavier is required. So the trick here is to ballast the hook with a tungsten sleeve. Tungsten is twice as dense as lead, so you get all the weight you need without spoiling the outline of the Shrimp. In this video, you see in detail, every step of tying this 'heavyweight'- and I demonstrate how to fish it, in the fast complex currents of a hatchpool. A good DVD for those beginning river fly fishing but also has tips and techniques that an experienced angler would benefit from.