A couple months ago, 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.
One of the first things you notice after watching Tim’s videos is that he’s always looking for ways to make the tying process easier, and he’s come up a bunch of novel tricks. Here, he shows you how keeping a simple sticky-note pad on your tying table can help you with materials preparation, organization, clean-up. There are plenty of other parts of the tying process you can struggle with, so it’s nice to not be looking for those Krystal Flash fibers you just cut or spending time scouring glue off the table.