Video: A Primer on Synthetic Dubbing Materials

Previously, Tim has walked you through the options for natural dubbing materials, and here he takes you through some of the myriad choices of man-made stuff. There are so many different kinds of synthetic dubbing that Tim can’t name them all, so he . . .

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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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Video: How to Tie the Half Pint Midge

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a sweet little midge pattern that originated at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana. It’s easy to tie, looks plenty buggy, and has just enough . . .

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How to Stop Streamer Tails from Fouling

When you’re casting larger flies with long tails (like Zonkers), it’s not uncommon for the tail to become wrapped around the hook bend. Even expert anglers occasionally suffer from fouled flies. Having to constantly readjust your fly is not only frustrating, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Little Blue Heron Fly

Over the past two months, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has dedicated six “One-Minute Tying Tips” videos to methods of creating tube flies. So this week’s how-to tying video features a pattern that will allow you to put these new skills to work. . . .

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Video: How to Make a Pine-Squirrel Collar

If you’ve been a Tim Flagler fan for very long, you realize that he’s a big fan of pine squirrel as a tying material. (See here.) In this great video, he shows you how to make an elegant, buggy collar using the hairs from a pine-squirrel zonker strip. You’ll need . . .

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