Video: The Anatomy of a Fly Hook

Written by: Phil Monahan

Last year, we launched a new series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

Every fly-tying video that Tim produces references some parts of a hook, so you need to know a few things to get the pattern right. What does he mean when he says “hook gap,” and where does the shank end? Here’s a quick primer on the parts of a fly-tying hook. It’s basic, but you’ve got to be familiar with these terms if you’re going to be tying flies.

Click here for all One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques videos.

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