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.
Here’s the second part of Tim’s lesson about creating perfect hair wings every time. In last week’s Part 1, Tim demonstrated how to choose the right hair and then how to prepare it for tie in. In Part 2, he shows you exactly how to position the hair clump on the hook shank and then to use thread to create upright, separated wings. Follow these steps, and all your Wulffs and Humpies will look great and catch more fish.