Video: How to Make a Split-Thread Dubbing Noodle

In this great video, Tim demonstrates how to create a dubbing noodle by splitting your tying thread and inserting the dubbing into the middle. This technique requires a dubbing needle and a thread that is easy to uncord and flatten. Strategic . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Eggstasy Egg

Here’s a killer winter egg pattern that is a huge favorite of both well-known guide George Daniel and Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions because it is so effective. Like many such flies, the Eggstasy Egg can be tied in a variety of colors, color . . .

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Video: How to Make Your Own Colored Beads

Not everyone (by which I mean “hardly anyone”) has a tying bench as well stocked as Tim’s, but even he occasionally finds himself without the right color weighted beads. He’s come up with an ingenious method for making his own, using nail polish, . . .

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Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s Blood-Dot Egg

Several species of fish–salmon, steelhead, trout, and more–will be spawning from fall through spring, so it pays to have egg patterns in your fly box. Here’s a cool pattern by western Pennsylvania fly tier Jeff Blood. Here’s a full episode of . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Size 24 Parachute Midge

Midge season is upon us, which means that many fly tiers start stressing about creating minuscule patterns to match these tiny bugs. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is here to help. In this great video, Tim walks you through the steps to . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Mylar Tubing

In this great video, Tim shows you how to create a streamer body using Mylar tubing, which is common in many baitfish imitations. The technique is not difficult, but it’s important that you properly anchor and trim the material to get a smooth, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Icelandic Black Ghost

One of the great things about traveling to new destinations is that you often learn about fly patterns you’ve never seen before. On a recent trip to Iceland, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions had the opportunity to geek out on flies with the experienced . . .

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Tim Flagler Named 2022 Fly Tyer of the Year

Today, Fly Tyer magazine announced that its most prestigious annual award–Fly Tyer of the Year–would go to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Editor Dave Klausmeyer wrote: “Over the past few of years, when communicating with this . . .”

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