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: How to Tie the France Fly

According to angler and fly tier Hunter Hoffler, the France Fly was developed years ago but got its name during practice for the 2012 World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in France. Folks were struggling to catch fish, . . .

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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: How to Tie the Douglas Salmon Camp Swinger

‘Tis the season for swinging flies to tempt salmon and steelhead throughout the country, whether you live in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, or the Northeast. Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions recently spent time . . .

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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 Tie the Black & Tan Jig

For the past few years, the Northeast—and many other regions of the U.S.—have been experiencing low, clear water in fall. In fact, our local water, the Battenkill, was approaching historic low flows until we got some rain last night. . . .

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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 Accurately Measure Materials

Many fly-tying recipes call for a tail or a wing that is as long as the shank of the hook. But how do you ensure that you’ve got the proper measurement? In this video, Tim explains how hold the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the October Caddis Skater

Whereas the best way to present a mayfly imitation is almost always a dead drift, trout are often willing to chase a caddisfly skittering across the surface. Some of us learned this by . . .

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