Here’s the latest video in our series 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.
To tie well, you need to be able to see what you’re doing, especially when you’re creating tiny patterns. Whether because of genetics or age, many of us need a little help with our vision, and Tim walks us through several options–from dollar-store magnifiers to a “goofy” headset that may look silly but gets the job done.