Video: How to Create a Yarn or Fiber Crab Body

Editor’s note: Since so many of us are going to be homebound over the next few weeks, we are going to be ramping up up our fly-tying content. If you’ve ever wanted to start tying, now is the time. Stay tuned!

Here’s another installment in a 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.

In this week’s video, Tim offers several ingenious tricks that make tying crab flies much easier. I especially like the chip-clip method for ensuring uniformity of shape. If you plan to fish in salt water, you’ll want to watch this.

Don’t forget that this month is our Giant Fly Sale, with 20% off all patterns, plus free shipping. There’s also free shipping on all fly-tying materials. Click the banners below!

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