Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches 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 part IV of his series on Craft Fur, Tim demonstrates several methods for tying-in the fur on both the top and bottom of the hook. The orientation of the hair and the ways you can double it over or create a thread dam affect the profile of the final fly. Using these methods, it’s possible to create everything from long and slender to thin and tall.