Fly Tying Instruction

The flies below are all tied by Gavin Jehu, for many years Gavin ran fly tying classes in the Ex-servicemens club at the bottom of town.   Gavin has represented his country fly fishing. He has, on more than one occasion, won the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine fly tying competition where he was competing against tyers from all around the globe.

His flies can be seen in a series of links which will take you to a Facebook page. Gavin has given me permission to replicate his series of fly tying videos below.


Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph

Walkers Mayfly Nymph

Montana Nymph an early fly for Cantref

The Peter Ross another nice fly for Cantref

The old style march brown, a fly to be trying now on the River Usk

Small black klink – takes off a hatching buzzer

Silver Taff Bug


A new Pike fly from Gavin Jehu…………

Teal Blue and Silver with red head………



Pink Tailed Heavy Grayling Jig

Classic Bibio

Claret Bumble


Hares Ear Klink with Split Wings


Proportions for Pheasant Tail Nymph


Pheasant Tail Nymph

Jig for Trout and Grayling


Silver Invicta



CDC Emerger





Tungston Bead Blood Worm