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.
This week, Tim looks into something that he hears a lot in the comment of any video featuring a parachute. Will craft-store macrame cord work in place of the polypropylene yarn you buy in the fly shop? It turns out that you need to do some label-reading and material preparation.