A few years ago, we launched 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 great video, Tim shows you how to make a cool mottled and segmented fly body by dubbing the legs of a loop with different colors. It’s an ingenious method that is both simple and versatile. Try this with different color combinations and even different dubbing materials to see what kinds of cool, buggy effects you can create.