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 this video, Tim explains why you might want to invest in a rotary tying vise. The ability to rotate the hook around its shank makes creating attractive bodies easier, and it also helps with hackles and applying coatings. A rotary vise certainly isn’t necessary for the vast majority of fly patterns you’ll tie, but it will make tying many patterns easier.