Video: How to Organize Tying Stuff, Part 1

In this installment, Tim shares a tip for storing small packages of materials, such as beads and hooks. He prefers to keep them in their packages, so if “disaster happens,” you’re not left chasing after tiny beads and hooks and then trying to determine the . . .

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Video: Understanding Fly-Tying Waxes

In this installment, Tim walks you through the three different kinds of wax used in fly tying. All of them are applied to the thread, but they perform quite differently and offer different results. Whether you’re trying to create a tight, smooth dubbing body, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dirty Carrot Nymph

In this week’s great tying video, Tim shows you how to create an orange version that he’s been using to great effect in recent weeks on his home waters in New Jersey. The Dirty Carrot features a mixed-dubbing body and a hard-to-miss hotspot behind the . . .

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Video: Fun with Craft Foam, Part 2

Back in March, Tim explained the basics of tying with craft foam, and here he gets into some of the tools that will help you get the most out of each sheet of foam. He loves cutting tools from River Road Creations, which are easy to use and create perfect . . .

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Video: How to Strip a Quill for Fly Bodies

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 . . .

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Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Written by: Ted Fauceglia


The female dun is lighter and larger than the male, and the trout will often key on one or the other.
All photos by Ted Fauceglia

For the ardent dry-fly angler, the advent of the spring trout-fishing season stirs feelings of anticipation like nothing else. Sure, dredging weighted stonefly nymphs and Woolly Buggers through winter’s . . .

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Video: How to Dub a Fly Body

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 . . .

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Video: How to Save Your Work with a Borger Double Hitch

If you’ve been watching Tom Rosenbauer’s Facebook Live fly-tying tutorials, you know that Tom is not a fan of using half-hitches to save his work–a leftover from his days as a commercial tier, when speed was everything. But many tiers do like to secure . . .

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