Video: How to Make a Sparkle Pupa Body

This week, Tim shows you an ingenious and simple method for creating the “bubble” body of a Sparkle Pupa, one of Gary Lafontaine’s greatest creations. Many tiers struggle with this feature, but Tim has an “automagic” way to “inflate” the . . .

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Video: How to Make a Simple Hackle-Folding Tool

This week, Tim shows you how to make a super simple tool that will make folding hackles easy and fast. This is great for when you’re looking to create a swept-back collar of hackle fibers. Starting with a basic guitar pick (available for fifty cents at . . .

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Video: How to Tie in Squirmy Material

Although some anglers balk at using the Squirmy Wormy or similar annelid imitations, these patterns catch fish. But they can be a pain to tie because the elastic, round materials want to roll, squish, and break when you try to lash them to the hook. Of . . .

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Video: How to Reinforce Quill Bodies

Last week, Tim showed you how to make a quill body, and this week he demonstrates several techniques for ensuring that all your hard work at the vise isn’t undone by the teeth of the first fish that eats the fly. A variety of adhesives and resins can be used . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In the Hair for a Comparadun

This is video number 5 in Tim’s ongoing “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; which hides produce the best hair for Comparadun . . .

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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 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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