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 Make an Oversize Soft Hackle Work

If you’re tying small Soft Hackle patterns, but the feathers you have are too large, don’t despair. Here’s a great trick for making those oversize soft hackles work by tying them in differently. Tim Shows you how to tie in at the middle of the hook shank and . . .

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Video: How to Tie Koga’s Bonefish Shrimp

After decades as a trout and steelhead fly fisherman, California tier Peter Koga caught the bonefish bug, and years of trial-and-error produced his signature flats fly, Koga’s Bonefish . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Soft Hackle

Handling soft hackles can be tricky, as the fibers are long and wiggly. In this video, Tim shows you how to prepare the feather for tie-in, how to sweep the fibers rearward, and then how to actually wrap the hackle around the hook . . .

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Video: How to Build a Tapered Thread Body

Building a tapered thread body on a small hook, for a fly such as a Zebra Midge, is a fairly simple process, but things can go wrong pretty easily. You don’t want to end up with a misshapen or fat . . .

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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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