Video: How to Tie the Wood Special

Orange is a great color to use in fall because it imitates both the brilliant colors of brook trout, as well as a variety of insects, including the October caddis. The Wood Special was invented by Maine fly tier Joe Sterling the late 1960s, and it has been . . .
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Video: How to Clean Your Dubbing Needle

A dubbing needle or bodkin is a great tool for ensuring that head cement or other adhesive is in the right place on a fly. The problem is that adhesives get on the needle, gunking it up. Of course, Tim has a great trick for solving this problem, and . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Wood Duck Heron

The Wood Duck Heron was first tied by New Hampshire angler Nick Lambrou, who intended it to be an imitation of a Hexagenia mayfly emerger. As many anglers have discovered, the pattern also works well as small baitfish pattern. As with the . . .
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Video: Why You Need a Hobby Knife for Fly Tying

Having the right tool in your fly-tying kit will make you a better, faster tier and will make certain jobs considerably easier. A standard hobby knife comes in handy in a variety of ways: it helps you strip old or damaged materials off a perfectly good . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Palomino Midge

The Palomino Midge was first tied by Brett Smith of Sheridan, Wyoming, for use on the famed Bighorn River. Smith used to live in Billings, and used this pattern all winter long to catch big trout on the Bighorn. Since then, the imitation of an emerging . . .
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Video: How to Maintain the Correct Thread Length

Some tiers struggle with maintaining proper thread length while tying. We’ve all seen someone (perhaps ourselves) making huge circles around the hook shank or struggling with the bobbin head getting in the way. In this great video, Tim demonstrates . . .
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Video: How to Tie Ian’s Brass Ass

Way back in 2011, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie the Brassie, a classic wire-body fly invented in the 1960s. Three decades later, Scottish/Canadian fly tier Ian Colin . . .
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Video: How to Make a Neat Thread Head on a Fly

In this great video, Tim demonstrates how to create a nice, neat head on any kind of fly. When I first started tying, I was often frustrated by the bulbous, oversize heads on my patterns, ruining the . . .
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