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.
Here’s the fourth installment in Tim’s series about different methods for creating a stable, upright post for a Parachute pattern. In the past three weeks, Tim has demonstrated the traditional method, the 90-degree method, and the UV-resin method. In today’s video, he shows you how to use a small sewing needle to provide enough stability for you to make tight wraps around the post material–and the hackle, if you want.