Video: How to Make a Fine-Tipped Bodkin


Last year, we launched a new 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 the latest video, Tim discusses a tool that he didn’t know he needed until he got one: a fine-tipped bodkin. Author and blogger Matt Grobert gave one to Tim, who found it incredibly useful. Here, Tim shows you how to make your own from a chopstick, a needle, and some UV-cure glue.

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