Video: The Fly-Tying Tools You Really Need

If you’re going to be a fly tier, you’re going to need some tools, but which ones? Here, Tim explains which tools he deems absolutely essential, from a selection of scissors to whip-finishers, to a caddy to hold everything in place. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the October Caddis Soft Hackle

The October caddis (genus Dicosmoecus) is one of the great fall hatches across much of the country. And after you’ve been tossing size 22 Blue-Winged Olives, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, and such, it’s always great to tie on a bigger fly. The trout feel the same . . .

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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 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: Hemostats are Great Fly-Tying Tools

Here’s another “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” video 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 . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Thin Mint Bugger

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Another Wooly Bugger variation?” But I know one thing is a stone-cold fact: Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions spends an inordinate amount of time planning and creating these amazing tying videos, and he’s . . .

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3 Classic Fly Patterns Worth Revisiting This Fall

Fall fishing often requires a more technical approach as water levels drop and hatches become smaller and scarcer. While these conditions may not typically bring to mind the clunky old classics, a few old school fly patterns still manage to excel when . . .

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