Video: How to Cord and Uncord Fly-Tying Thread

A couple months ago, 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.

If you’ve watched many of Tim’s tying videos–which we post every Wednesday–you’ve noticed that he often twists his bobbin to cord and uncord the thread, depending on the effect he’s going for. As you’ll see, spinning the bobbin first can also help you to tie in materials easier. After watching the video above, you’ll look at thread in a whole new way.

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