Here’s the latest installment in our 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.
Thread wax is different from dubbing wax, in that it isn’t meant to make it easier to attach dubbing to the thread. Instead, the wax helps the thread grip materials it is wrapped around. It’s a subtle difference, but Tim Flagler shows how using the wax when tying in slippery materials allows you to keep your wraps tight and neat. To see how tier Davie McPhail prepares and uses the wax, click here. (Be warned that he has a thick Scottish accent.)