Video: How to Make Distribution Wraps

Some patterns, such as the Bird’s Nest, call for hackle fibers all the way around the body, which can be a pain. But Tim has a great trick that makes the process ridiculously easy. It’s all in how you prepare the feather and then tie it in. Try it out, and your . . .

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Video: How to Make an Oversize Soft Hackle Work

If you’re tying small Soft Hackle patterns, but the feathers you have are too large, don’t despair. Here’s a great trick for making those oversize soft hackles work by tying them in differently. Tim Shows you how to tie in at the middle of the hook shank and . . .

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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 Build a Tapered Thread Body

Building a tapered thread body on a small hook, for a fly such as a Zebra Midge, is a fairly simple process, but things can go wrong pretty easily. You don’t want to end up with a misshapen or fat . . .

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Video: How to Select CDC Feathers, Part II

Last week, in Part I, Tim explained what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. Here, shows the different ways you can use each type. He also shows how you can use CDC fibers as . . .

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Video: How to Select CDC Feathers, Part I

Here, Tim explains what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. (BTW, cul de canard translates as “duck butt.”) The way the fibers are arranged along the shaft of the feather sets the two apart, which is fascinating to . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie More Efficiently

Fly-tying is a life long adventure that I hope is a source of relaxation and renewal for those that pursue it. The tips in this video are not meant to rush you through the process of creating. . .

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Video: How to Use UV Cure Resins

The rise of UV-cure resins over the past few years has been a boon for fly tiers. These adhesives, which harden quickly when exposed to ultraviolet light, make creating hard shellbacks a snap, help keep materials in place, and . . .

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