Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part III

In part III of his series on Craft Fur, Tim demonstrates an ingenious method for creating tapered ends on a clump of Craft Fur. This allows you easily to create realistic-looking tails on streamer patterns. All you gotta do is split, flip . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part II

In part II of his series on Craft Fur, Tim shows you how he prepares a new “pelt,” and then goes on to show you how useful the underhairs can be. By saving the fuzzy stuff as dubbing, you can use it in several ways to make great . . .

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Video: Glossy vs. Penetrating Finishes

Here, Tim explains when you want to use a glossy finish–one that stands out from the fly materials, and when you should go with a penetrating fish–one that soaks into the materials. The effects of each are quite different, . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part I

Many fly-tying recipes call for craft fur, which is sort of a generic term for synthetic fur. In this first part of a series on the material, Tim explains what craft fur really is and why the stuff from fly shops is superior to the products you . . .

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Video: How to Make Distribution Wraps

Some patterns, such as the Bird’s Nest, call for hackle fibers all the way around the body, which can be a pain. But Tim has a great trick that makes the process ridiculously easy. It’s all in how you prepare the feather and then tie it in. Try it out, and your . . .

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Video: How to Add a Weed Guard to a Fly

In this video, Tim demonstrates three ways to make a weed guard on a fly pattern. If you fish anywhere where weeds will foul the hook, you’ll want to add a piece of heavy monofilament to push the weeds aside before they can get . . .

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Video: How to Use Clamps While Fly Tying

One of the hallmarks of Tim’s tying process is that he’s always looking for ways to make tying easier, more efficient, and less frustrating, and he often finds novel ways of achieving these goals. Here, he shows you how to use . . .

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Video: How to Dub a Super-Slim Body

Getting the right amount of dubbing on your thread to make a fly body can be tough for some tiers, and the tendency is to use too much dubbing. The result is often a body that’s fatter than you want it to be, or you have to try to get the dubbing off your . . .

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