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 Store Fly Tying Tools

There are myriad ways to store your fly-tying tools, but not all are created equal. You want the tools easily accessible, protected from harm, and conveniently arranged. Here, Tim walks you through some of his systems and the shares an ingenious . . .

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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 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 and Why to Use a Hackle Guard

One of the more annoying things in fly fishing is when it’s hard to thread your tippet through the eye of a fly because there are hackle fibers in the way. Hackles too close to the eye can be a problem at the vise, as well, because they can become . . .

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Video: How to Tie with Gel-Spun Thread

Gel-spun polyethylene (G.S.P.) thread is incredibly strong and slick, which makes it perfect for spinning deer hair, but it can be a huge pain in the butt to use. In this great video, Tim Flagler explains the benefits of using GSP thread and shows you how to . . .

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Video: How to Make a Monofilament Weed-Guard

A weedguard makes it possible to fish patterns such as bass poppers through heavy cover without having to clean off the hook after every retrieve. Even some trout streamers can benefit from such a guard, . . .

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Video: How to Trim Deer Hair

Spun deer-hair makes for a dense, buoyant fly body, whether you’re tying a large, traditional Tap’s Bug or a size 12 Goddard Caddis. Once you’ve got the hair spun on the hook shank, it’s time to trim it to shape. . . .

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Video: How to Debarb Hooks Before You Tie

If you like to fish barbless–the value of which is a debate for another day–you’ll find it’s much easier to do a good job mashing the hook barb before you tie the fly. That way, no materials are in the way, and you’re not trying to do . . .

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Video: How to Make a Bottom-Up Parachute

Do you struggle to tie good parachute pattern because the hackle doesn’t go on right? Tim’s got the solution. Try repositioning the hook, so you can wrap the hackle vertically, using the tying thread as a guide . . .

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