Video: How to Store Fly Tying Tools

There are myriad ways to store your fly-tying tools, but not all are created equal. You want the tools easily accessible, protected from harm, and conveniently arranged. Here, Tim walks you through some of his systems and the shares an ingenious . . .

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Video: How to Cord and Uncord Fly-Tying Thread

If you’ve watched many of Tim’s tying videos–which we post every Wednesday–you’ve noticed that he often twists his bobbin to cord and uncord the thread, depending on the effect he’s going . . .

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Podcast: Fly Patterns old and New, with Tim Flagler

This week, back by popular demand is Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions , who is one of the best fly-tying teachers around and also produces the best tying videos on the Internet. (See his One-Minute Tying Tips on our Fly Fishing blog or in the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Speedy Sparkle Purple Haze

The Purple Haze–invented by Bitterroot guide Andy Carlson almost two decades ago–has become a staple pattern for many Western anglers. Six years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the standard version of the fly, but . . .

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Video: How to Tie Flies with Foam

The latest how-to fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is chock-full of tips and tricks that will make working with foam much easier. If you love making high-floating flies, terrestrials, attractor patterns, etc., then you’ll probably want . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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Video: Understanding Hook Sizes

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, . . .

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