A few months ago, 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.
Marabou is a great material for tails, bodies, and collars on flies such as the Woolly Bugger. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right feather, how to prepare it, and a cool trick for making the tying-in process easier.