Podcast: Fly-Tying Tips with Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions


This week, I ramble a bit with fly-tying expert Tim Flagler, the hands and the voice behind those great Tightline Productions videos you enjoy every week. We did intend to talk about material substitutions and we do, but we also go off topic here and there.

Also in this week’s Fly Box: Does one spooked fish ruin an entire pool? Can I start right out fly fishing in salt water with no other fishing experience? How do I avoid a rat’s nest in the sink when cleaning my fly line? How to become a commercial fly tier. Best materials for parachute wings. And, finally, advice from an experienced commercial airline pilot on how to travel with fly-tying materials without being pulled out of the security line.

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4 thoughts on “Podcast: Fly-Tying Tips with Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions”

  1. Tom & Tim

    The art of apprenticeship has melted away in our society. Education has become too structured. As a teacher I find most of education has turned to a “teach to the standard” model. Many students just memorize their coursework so they can pass a test and then they move on. They don’t retain much after the test is taken. This podcast was a walk down the historical path of apprenticeship. I’ve been tying flies for 45+ years. My best learning experiences has come from hearing discussions like you both conducted on this podcast. I’m so happy you did this today and I really want to encourage you to keep these up. Thanks for all that you both do. I’m so glad Orvis got Tim involved with the Orvis Education Center on the website. I instruct fly tying to 6-12 graders all year long. I have them bookmark your information at Orvis and Tim’s Tightlines video page. Thanks again.

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