Video: How to Tie a Parachute Post (UV-Resin Method)

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 latest in Tim’s series about different methods for creating a stable, upright post for a Parachute pattern. In the past two weeks, Tim has demonstrated the traditional method and the 90-degree method. In today’s video, he shows you how to use UV-cure resin, rather than thread, to stand the wing up and create a nice base for the hackle. This is surely the quickest way to make a post, and Tim argues that the weight of the resin isn’t a problem. So if you’ve got a UV kit, give this a try!

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