Video: How to Hold Your Scissors While Tying

Here’s the latest installment of our 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.

One of the keys to good fly tying is efficiency, especially if you want to tie a lot of flies at a single sitting. Putting down and picking up tools wastes a lot of time and energy, so Tim shows you how to keep your scissors in your hand throughout the tying process, keeping them always at the ready. Once you become comfortable with the right pair of scissors in your palm, you’ll find you’ve improved both the efficiency and quality of your tying.

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