Video: How to Create Perfect Hackle-Fiber Fly Tails, Part 2

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.

Last week, Tim demonstrateed the best technique for ensuring that you choose the right fibers and then properly removing them the stem. Here, he shows you how to position the fibers on top of the hook shank, how to use thread twists to help secure the fibers, and then how to ensure it all stays in place. These simple steps will result in a beautiful tail every time.

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