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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Video: How to Find Hackle Fibers for Tails

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 . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 6

In the sixth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim puts all the pieces together, showing you how to tie a basic tube fly and then how to rig it. If you’ve been following this series, you can see that there’s really nothing terribly difficult about the process, . . .

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 5

In the fifth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim shows you how to cut a tube to the proper length, making sure you don’t squish the material or end up with a jagged edge. He then demonstrates his method for “softening” the end of the tube using a . . .

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 4

In the fourth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim describes the many fly-tying accessories designed specifically for tube flies–from cones to fit various tubes, to weights that allow you to adjust how the fly rides in the water, and more. Using these tools, . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 3

In the third part of a new series on tube flies, Tim answers a common question: how do you secure the tube in your vise so you can tie on it, as you would a hook shank? As usual, there is more than one answer. If you plan on tying lots of tubes, you can . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 2

In the second part of a new series on tube flies, Tim explains the various kinds of tubes available, for a variety of angling situations–from plastic tubes for lightweight patterns to metal tubes that will help get a fly down in the water column. He . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 1

In the first part of a new series on tube flies, Tim explains the advantages of these patterns over traditional streamers. The tube allows for a shorter hook, which gives the angler a mechanical advantage during the fight, and because the pattern tied on . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Wire Weight Without Waste

In this great video, Tim shows you how he wraps lead-free wire on the hook shank without wasting any. Plus, his method allows you to create a tapered body on the fly and lock a bead into place. Once you learn this technique, you’ll never fumble with . . .

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