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.
Many patterns call for bucktail hair, but you need to know your way around the bucktail itself to choose the kind of hair right for each application. Tim explains the differences among hair from the top third, middle, and bottom third of the tail, and he shows you how each kind reacts to the tie-in process.