Regular Orvis News readers have come to expect a brilliant step-by-step fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions every Wednesday. One of the great things about all of Tim’s videos is that they offer useful tips and tricks that tiers can use on a variety of patterns, not just the one featured in the video.
Building on this concept, we asked Tim to create a new series of videos that he calls “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques.” Rather than focusing on a particular pattern, each video in the new series 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.
In this first installment, Tim tackles the first step of most fly patterns: attaching the thread to the hook. We look forward to posting a new video every Tuesday, helping our readers improve their skills. And if you’ve always wanted to learn to tie, this series will be a great tool to help you get started.