Video: How to Create a Hungarian-Partridge Collar

In this great video, Tim shows you how to tie a sparse, elegant collar from a single Hungarian-partridge feather. The key is to prepare the feather properly before tying it in, which insures that the collar isn’t too full and that the fibers stand away . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Blowtorch Nymph

Acclaimed competition angler Devin Olsen is a big fan of nymphs that feature a bright tag. These patterns are quite popular in other parts of the world but haven’t really caught on here in the U.S. of A. Olsen created the Blowtorch during a 2014 training . . .

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Tying with Monofilament Thread

Monofilament thread is remarkably thing and strong, and it allows the colors of other materials to show through. However, mono thread can be tough to work with because it is so slippery. Here, Tim explains when that slipperiness is actually an advantage . . .

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Video: How to Use Epoxy Resins

Last week, Tim covered UV-cure resins, and here he focuses on the older technology of epoxy resins. As Tim notes, many tiers prefer epoxy resins because they are cheaper and result in an almost indestructible coating. As usual, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Isonychia Parachute

This week’s video from Tightline Productions shows you how to tie one of Tim Flagler’s “guilty pleasure” patterns, an Isonychia Parachute. Previously, Tim has featured a similar pattern tied by author and blogger Matt Grobert, and it’s interesting to . . .

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Video: Why You Should Tie with Pine Squirrel

This week,Tim talks about why he loves using pine squirrel in streamer patterns. The material is relatively inexpensive, has fine markings that imitate baitfish, and it undulates in the water nicely. Try tying your favorite patterns, substituting pine . . .

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Video: How to Tie an Isonychia Harrop’s Hairwing Dun

Rene Harrop is one of the West’s iconic fly tiers, starting his small business–along with his wife, Bonnie–in 1968 on the banks of the Henrys Fork. He designed the Hairwing Dun in the 1980s while fishing the Firehole in Yellowstone National Park, and it . . .

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Video: How and Why to Use Maximum Thread Tension

In this great video, Tim explains why he believes that thread tension is the key to improving the quality, look, and durability of your flies, and then he sets about showing how to achieve this level of tension. From adjusting your bobbin to bracing the . . .

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Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s White Death

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of tying the White Death streamer, created by Pennsylvania angler Jeff Blood. It’s a simple pattern that imitates a variety of species of shiner, which are . . .

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