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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money
I bought this after catching one of Hywel's programmes on TV. Based on the programme I expected it to be good and it is; very helpful to a fly fishing novice, with plenty of casting tips that more experienced fishermen could probably benefit from. Even the sections on fly tying, which appears quite daunting to a beginner, make the subject seem accessible and do-able...
Published on 17 Oct 2009 by D. Nye

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fly fihing still waters and river fishing
i thought the two video's where good value for the money,both were up to expectations,they gave me a few tips and guidance, r.harrison
Published on 18 July 2009 by Harrison


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money, 17 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Hywel Morgan Start Stillwater Fly Fishing [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this after catching one of Hywel's programmes on TV. Based on the programme I expected it to be good and it is; very helpful to a fly fishing novice, with plenty of casting tips that more experienced fishermen could probably benefit from. Even the sections on fly tying, which appears quite daunting to a beginner, make the subject seem accessible and do-able. Great value.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to get started, 2 Jun 2010
This review is from: Hywel Morgan Start Stillwater Fly Fishing [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD pulled together everything that I'd read or been told during the beginners fly fishing lessons I'd been on. It's entertaining enough to watch a few times and pick up something new each viewing, I particularly like the entomology piece he does on these DVD's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too short, too compact and lacking information, 20 Oct 2012
This review is from: Hywel Morgan Start Stillwater Fly Fishing [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD is aimed at beginnners intended as an introduction to fly fishing, a no-nonsense approach is taken and the man sounds convincing enough at first glance. However, if you've got at least a rudimentary knowledge of fly fishing, you'll realise however that it lacks information in many areas touched upon and dedicates a disproportionate amount of time to (to a beginner). About a third of the DVD is dedicated to fly-making - far more than that dedicated to fly casting, which I found disappointing, I realy think fly-making is something only a more advanced angler should consider, most beginners and even intermediates would be happy to buy ready-made flies, however if you'd like to know how to make the Cat's Whisker and the Peacock's Spider flies and have all the equipment necessary, then by all means buy this DVD. Furthermore, there wasn't any mention of the fishing environment i.e. the water systems/terrain/fish habitat, which given the title "stillwater" was misleading, the title could have equally been called "start fly fishing", the "stillwater" being a redundant term here.

On the positive, there are useful pieces of advice here and there - a sophisticated method of tying the leader to the line is one example. There's also great entertainment in places, the DVD is peppered with trout catches and dreary music.

There are better DVDs for beginners out there, this one is too short and compressed and lacking in fudamental areas such as fly casting. If you were hoping to be informed on the basics of stillwater fly fishing, you'd be sourly disappointed. Don't buy this DVD, better to buy a DVD dedicated to only to one concept e.g. fly-casting/fishing environment/fly-making, because this DVD at most provides you with only a flavour of those.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hywel Morgan start fly fishing., 18 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Hywel Morgan Start Stillwater Fly Fishing [DVD] (DVD)
I have been fly fishing for 5 years now and I and never really had a teacher/mentor to show me how and why certain casts, flys etc were used. This DVD although for beginners helps the more experienced fly fisherman understand those gaps in their knowledge, I just wish I could look at the DVD by the waterside!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fly fihing still waters and river fishing, 18 July 2009
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i thought the two video's where good value for the money,both were up to expectations,they gave me a few tips and guidance, r.harrison
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