Video: How to Prep the Hair for a Comparadun

Here’s the next video in Tim’s “How to Tie a Comparadun” series. In recent weeks, Tim has discussed what kinds of hair generally works best; hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding; and which hides produce the best hair for Comparadun wings. . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns III

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. Three weeks ago, Tim discussed what kinds of hair generally works best, and then he covered hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding. Here, for deer hunters and . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns II

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. Two weeks ago, Tim discussed what kinds of hair generally works best, and here he gets even more specific, discussing hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding. To see . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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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 Select CDC Feathers, Part II

Last week, in Part I, Tim explained what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. Here, shows the different ways you can use each type. He also shows how you can use CDC fibers as . . .

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Video: How to Select CDC Feathers, Part I

Here, Tim explains what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. (BTW, cul de canard translates as “duck butt.”) The way the fibers are arranged along the shaft of the feather sets the two apart, which is fascinating to . . .

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Video: How to Match a Bead to a Hook

Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this . . .

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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: How to Measure Hackles

One of the keys to a well-proportioned fly pattern is using the correct size hackle. And it’s not just about the appearance of the fly, as most dry-fly patterns depend on a certain length of hackle to ride properly on the . . .

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