Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates how he ties a version of the Klinkhåmer to imitate sulfur duns stuck in the film. As usual, there are plenty of great tying tricks for you to . . .

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Video: How to Use Painter’s Tape in Fly Tying

In this video, Tim explains how painter’s tape can help you keep materials on the hook shank separate during the tying process. This is especially useful when you are doing extensive trimming, such as with spun deer hair. You can trim away without . . .

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Pro Tips: Three Flies that Carp Will Eat

While carp aren’t for everyone, anglers who have tried pursuing them with a fly rod know they’re a lot harder to fool than their lowly status might indicate. Keen hearing, an uncanny sense of smell, and a downright lackadaisical . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Timbit Nymph

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has developed a fascination with patterns that feature a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. These flies may look strange, with their slightly misshapen heads, but they perform well . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Drop-Bead Red Dart

Lance Egan is a well-known competition angler and fly tier from Utah. His well-known patterns include the Frenchie, the Rainbow Warrior, and the Red Dart. A couple years ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie . . .

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Video: How to Reverse Thread Direction

Some fly-tying patterns and techniques call for the tier to reverse the thread direction around the hook. Sounds easy, right? Nope. If you try to throw a half hitch or even a whip finish to anchor the thread, you’ll find that everything . . .

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Video: How to Make Sure You Can See What You’re Doing, Part 2

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits … Continue reading “Video: How to Make Sure You Can See What You’re Doing, Part 2”

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Video: How to Tie the Plastic Surgeon

Many fly tiers enjoy debating the relative merits of natural materials–fur, hair, and feathers–versus the myriad artificial products that have been introduced in recent decades. What you choose to tie with is a personal choice, and the proof is in the end . . .

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