Video: How to Create a Polypropylene Post

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.

This week, Tim demonstrates a simple method for creating a parachute post out of polypropylene yard. You want your post to stand straight upward and not move on the hook shank, so Tim uses an ingenious technique that involves twisting the yarn into a rope before tying it in. The results are elegant and clean, and the fly will float well and be visible on the water.

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  1. I tie several dozen flies with a poly parachute post each year. However, I’ve never tried this twist and fold over technique – until now. And, it only took a minute to learn. Thanks!

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