Arthur Oglesby was once described as one of the finest fly fishermen in Europe. He was also a distinguished filmmaker on angling, a regular contributor to the angling press and author of the comprehensive book on salmon fishing "Salmon". Fly Fishing Volume1 is an introduction to many of the locations, tactics and techniques demonstrated throughout the series but begins with a look at some of the basic facts behind the art of fly fishing; knowing how to cast; knowing about water; knowing how to find the fish and knowing what fly to use.
THE WET FLY - The River Nidd
Arthur Oglesby talks about fishing for trout early in the season and demonstrates how to cover a pool from a fixed position.
NYMPH FISHING - Driffield Beck
On this well known Yorkshire chalk stream Arthur explains the techniques of nymph fishing and the "induced take".
STILLWATER BANK FISHING - Avington
At Avington Arthur fishes with Bob Church, one of Britain's best-known Stillwater specialists. Here they discuss the different tactics used on small still waters.
THE DRY FLY - River Test
Celebrated angler Barrie Welham joins Arthur on the famous River Test at the height of the mayfly season to demonstrate the art of dry fly fishing.
For many years Arthur Oglesby ran his famous angling courses at Grantown-on-Spey. Here he demonstrates his casting techniques with a single-handed rod, including the Use of the left hand with an Overhead Cast, the Side Cast, the Roll Cast and the Double Spey cast.