In this video, Tim Flagler explains the differences between goose and turkey biots and then shows how they can be used to make fly tails, legs, antennae, and bodies. More importantly, Tim . . .
In this video, Tim Flagler explains how different shapes and proportions make specific hooks suitable for different kinds of patterns. By matching the right hook to the pattern, you’ll get the optimal . . .
In this video, Tim shows you how to prepare hair–whether deer, elk, or something more exotic–to be tied on the hook. The cleaning and stacking process is not difficult, but if you don’t do it correctly, . . .
Trout teeth are small, but they can be sharp. And if they happen to cut the material that you’ve wrapped around the hook shank–peacock herl or hackle quills, for instance–the whole thing . . .
Although there are places where regulations require barbless hooks, the decision of whether to go barbed or barbless is usually left to the angler. In this video, Tim Flagler discusses the pros . . .
A great way to make a buggy body for a nymph or streamer pattern is to apply the dubbing with a dubbing loop. In this great video, Tim shows you exactly how to create the loop, how to hold . . .
Wrapping a single strand of, say, chenille on a hook to create a fly body can be frustrating enough, if the wraps don’t touch or the body comes out lumpy and uneven. When you add the . . .
When a recipe calls for a hook of a specific size, how is that size determined? As Tim explains, this is a question without a clear answer, as there is no industry standard. What is consistent, though, . . .
Every fly-tying video that Tim produces references some parts of a hook, so you need to know a few things to get the pattern right. What does he mean when he says “hook gap,” and where does . . .