On the podcast this week, I am all by myself. It’s a topic I’ve been asked to address before and didn’t require a special guest. It’s entitled “10 Things I Wish I had Known About Fly Tying When I Started,” and although fly-tying is a never-ending journey, I thought I would share some thoughts with listeners with the hope they will pick up on these tips, tricks, and materials quicker than I didalthough some of them were not even around when I started tying almost 50 years ago!
Also in The Fly Box this week we talk about the “X” system for describing hook-shank length, whether to crimp the barbs on saltwater hooks, strategies for filling fly boxes during the winter, when to let a dead fish float away, how to remove the smell of head cement from recently tied flies (a great listener suggestion!), and how to determine which side of a feather is the “shiny” side.
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