Splayed tails on a mayfly pattern look great and present an accurate imitation for trout to key on. However, getting two, very fine fibers to stay in place on the hook can be a real pain, and the . . .
Superglue, and all its variants, is extremely useful in fly tying, but the bottles it comes in tend to stick shut over time or the glue itself starts to harden. In this video, Tim shows you an easy solution . . .
Grasshopper patterns are staples from June through October, depending on where you live. Casting these big, visible flies is a fun, visual game that’s the highlight of the season for many anglers . . .
Many classic dry-fly and nymph patterns call for tails made from hackle fibers. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right feather, find the best fibers, and strip them from the quil. Then, he has . . .
In this great video, Tim explains why he uses wire in so many of his patterns: not only does it add flash and segmentation, but it also make flies more durable. It’s frustrating when the peacock . . .
Have you ever wondered why there are different kinds of hackle available in fly shops and catalogs? In this video, Tim explains the differences among the three most popular kinds of hackle: rooster . . .
Last week, Tim discussed the difference between goose and turkey biots. (A biot is a feather barb from the leading edge of a primary wing feather.) In this video, he demonstrates the best way to . . .
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 . . .