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 . . .
In this video, Tim explains how to strip a quill so you can create a cool, segmented body on a fly. For some feathers, you can simply remove the barbs with you fingers, while peacock herls require a . . .
In this video, Tim explains why you might want to invest in a rotary tying vise. The ability to rotate the hook around its shank makes creating attractive bodies easier, and it also helps with hackles . . .
In our fifth installment, Tim demonstrates how to properly seat a hook in the vise. There are three reasons that you really want to make sure you’ve done this correctly: 1. to avoid the hook . . .
Adding lead-free wire helps get your flies to the bottom, but it can also make patterns look lumpy and misshapen. Plus, getting the stuff on the hook can be a pain. Here, Tim shows you how he . . .
Dry-fly patterns such as the Royal Wulff and the Humpy float well, are easy to see, and catch a ton of trout. What separates these flies from other dries are that the wings are made of hair, rather . . .
For most household jobs, a single pair of scissors will do, but fly-tying is a different story. You don’t want to use your finest, sharpest scissors to cut materials that may dull the blades, and some . . .