These videos, with Buszek Award recipient Al Beatty at the vice, are meant as instructional guides to be used together with the Silver Award Handbook. These instructional materials will guide tiers through the learning experience of becoming an FFI Silver Award recipient.
An important thing to remember as you are working your way through this Silver Award Program is that your goal is to follow the recipe, tie a strong, durable fly and express the proper proportions of the fly and using proper and acceptable materials. Differences arise in fly tying instructions in books, magazines, and videos. For instance, throughout the Handbook and throughout these supportive videos you will see different suggestions regarding where to start the thread on the hook. They are all correct and acceptable – In many instances it is simply a matter of personal choice. These videos are meant to be used as tying guides along with the handbook. The handbook is made up of detailed sections which, together with the videos, will guide you through the Silver Award process.
Should you have any tying questions that you cannot resolve please feel free to contact any member of the Fly Tying Skills Awards Committee (listed below).