There are several techniques for creating a stable, upright post for a Parachute pattern, and last week Tim demonstrated the traditional method. In today’s video, he shows you what may be . . .
Creating a stable, upright post for a Parachute pattern is vital to bothe the fly’s look and its performance on the water. As you might imagine, there are several methods for tying the post, . . .
Building a tapered thread body on a small hook, for a fly such as a Zebra Midge, is a fairly simple process, but things can go wrong pretty easily. You don’t want to end up with a misshapen or fat . . .
The final steps of creating a Pheasant Tail Nymph involve adding legs that sweep back from the head along the thorax. In this short video, Tim demonstrates his ingenious methods for finishing . . .
Every fly-tying recipe features specific materials . . . but none call for junk that’s on your hands. Yet, if you start tying with dirty, greasy fingers, you’re bound to transfer some of that gunk to the fly . . .
Nothing ruins the look of a good fly worse than a lumpy, overly large head. As Tim notes, one of the keys is using smaller thread, but you’ve also got to be careful how you cut the butts of your wing . . .
The first time I taught a fly-tying course with Dave Klausmeyer, editor of Fly Tyer, he told me to watch the students carefully when it came to using dubbing. “They’ll try to put half a rabbit on . . .
Many fly-tying recipes call for a tail or a wing that is as long as the shank of the hook. But how do you ensure that you’ve got the proper measurement? In this video, Tim explains how hold the . . .