Video: Good-to-Have Fly-Tying Tools

Here’s the latest installment in an ongoing series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches 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.

In last week’s video, Tim discussed those tools he deems absolutely essential, and here he lists the next level down: those tools that you may not absolutely need but will make your time at the vise much easier and efficient. These range from a home-made popsicle-stick dubbing brush and magnet to various pliers and tweezers to dubbing wax. When you’re building your tying station, start with the essentials, and then start adding these tools to your arsenal.

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