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.
A great way to make a buggy body for a nymph or streamer pattern is to apply the dubbing with a dubbing loop. In this great video, Tim shows you exactly how to create the loop, how to hold it open while you insert the dubbing, and then how to spin the loop into a dubbing noodle that’s easy to wrap around the hook shank. It’s a cool technique that you can use on many patterns.