Welcome to the latest installment of our 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.
Most tiers don’t sit down to tie a single fly; instead, they usually aim to crank out a few of the same pattern. If you’re using head cement, it need a few minutes to dry, but you don’t want to have to wait before you start on the next fly. Tim offers a simple solution, and as usual, he’s thought of everything–including how to ensure that the cup doesn’t tip over with all that weight at the top.