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 Tie a Quill Body

Many patterns call for quill bodies, and Tim offers a few tricks that will make the process a lot easier and will save you the agony of having the quill split when you wrap it. By choosing the right feather and then preparing it properly (especially the . . .

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Video: How to Create a Fast Pheasant Tail Body

This week, Tim shows you how to make a fast (or “phast”) body on a Pheasant Tail Nymph. If you’re planning to tie a bunch of these great patterns, speeding-up the process can be a big help. The key is having . . .

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Video: How to Tie with Hare’s Ear Dubbing

This week, Tim explains how he likes to store, apply, and tie with two kinds of hare’s ear dubbing–the finer body dubbing and the thorax material that contains more guard hairs. If you want your patterns to look as great as Tim’s, you’ll take his . . .

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Video: How to Make a Split-Thread CDC Collar

This week, Tim shows you how to create a CDC collar by inserting fibers into the split thread, which is then wrapped in front of the fly body. It’s easier than it sounds, thanks to the ingenious use of a chip clip to . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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Video: How to Create a CDC Collar

This week, Tim shows you how adding a CDC collar can make a fly more lifelike in the water. As usual, his method for creating the collar is efficient and takes durability into account. The way you attach the CDC feather to the hook is . . .

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Video: How to Create a Polypropylene Post

This week, Tim demonstrates a simple method for creating a parachute post out of polypropylene yard. You want your post to stand straight upward and not move on the hook shank, so Tim uses an ingenious technique that involves . . .

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