We’re loving this new video series on Youtube from Gordon van der Spuy (aka The Feather Mechanic), one of South Africa’s best fly tiers and instructors.

An actor by trade, Gordon begins each video with a clear explanation of what he wants to achieve from the fly, the materials he will use and why he chooses them. While the whole thing is well shot, the actual tying sequence involves no verbal cues, but is so well filmed that hearing Gordon talk you through it is not necessary.

For more from the mercurial Mr van der Spuy, check out his smash-hit fly tying book, The Feather Mechanic that came out last year and is selling like hot cakes all over the world.