Video: How to Hand Whip-Finish

Here’s another in the 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 our sixth installment, Tim demonstrates a simple method for tying off the thread by making a whip-finish by hand. There is, of course, a tool to make whip-finishes, but some tiers prefer doing it by hand because it’s quicker. This is especially easier on larger flies, but can be tough when hooks get smaller.

2 thoughts on “Video: How to Hand Whip-Finish”

  1. I agree Phil,
    this is one made many years ago, with the animated movements in the end. It is one of my daughters who shows it. The angler who taught it to me is Tero Ronkainen, a good friend and a famed guide in Finnish Tenojoki. Trying to make it easy to grasp 🙂
    All the best and
    hope to see you on the water.

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