Editor’s note: Since so many of us are going to be homebound over the next few weeks, we are going to be ramping up up our fly-tying content. If you’ve ever wanted to start tying, now is the time. Stay tuned!
Here’s another installment in a 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.
As part of his “Magic Materials” series, Tim delves into some materials that may strike some purists as taboo. (Don’t worry: As you’ll hear, Tim seems prepared for the outcry.) Both chamois (pronounced shammy) and mop segments aren’t traditional, but they allow you to create patterns with lifelike movement in the water. Whether you choose to use them or not is up to you and your higher power, but there’s no debating whther or not they work.