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.
Grasshopper patterns are staples from June through October, depending on where you live. Casting these big, visible flies is a fun, visual game that’s the highlight of the season for many anglers. Actually tying hopper patters elicits less excitement, and creating realistic legs can be especially frustrating and time-consuming. In this great video, Tim demonstrates a remarkably easy way to create a matching pair of legs from three strands of round-rubber-leg material.