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Harrop Family Ties

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Harrop Family Ties is a well made tying DVD, which shows the Harrop family tying the flies that made the House of Harrop famous.

The video starts with a tribute to Andre Puyans, inventor of the AP Nymph and a beloved instructor of fly fishing and fly tying.

Six flies are demonstrated, showing a variety of species and stages of life. As one would expect with Harrop’s flies, all feature CDC.

  • PMD No Hackle
  • CDC Henry’s Fork Caddis
  • Rusty CDC Paraspinner
  • PMD CDC Last Chance Cripple
  • Flav CDC Biot Dun
  • PMD CDC Biot Thorax

I enjoyed the detailed demonstration, which includes instant replay for the complicated operations, an explanation about the materials used, including why that material was chosen and what attributes about the material were important for selection. Some of the commentary may get slow, as entertainment value, but you are seeing master fly tiers share their secrets. No complaints from me.

For those of you that don’t tie, the Harrop flies are available at their fly shop, The Trouthunter on the banks of Henry’s Fork. Also, available from Troutflies online shop.

Tags: Fly Tying

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