Video: How to Choose Beads and Cones for Fly Tying

Beads and cones come in a dizzying array of sizes, weights, colors, and shapes. So how do you figure out which kind you need? In this short video, Tim offers some useful tips for choosing the . . .
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Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech

Well known guide and author Landon Mayer's Mini Leech is a perfect expression of his theory about "non-escaping prey"--that is, trout food that can't swim or float away. There are times when trout are willing to chase down their . . .
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Video: How to Deal with Loose Hanks of Material

If you tie a lot of flies without maintaining good organization of your materials, your tying desk can quickly become unmanageable--with materials all over the place. If you've got small kids or a cat, this situation can lead to disaster. . . .
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Video: How to Tie an Egan’s Red Dart

Lance Egan is a well-known competition angler and fly tier from Utah. His well-known patterns include the Frenchie, the Rainbow Warrior, and the Red Dart featured here. You might notice that all of these . . .
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Video: How to Hold Your Scissors While Tying

One of the keys to good fly tying is efficiency, especially if you want to tie a lot of flies at a single sitting. Putting down and picking up tools wastes a lot of time and energy, so Tim shows you how to keep . . .
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Video: How to Tie a Get It Down Pat’s

A few summers ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie an original Pat's Rubber Legs, the creation of Idaho guide Pat Bennett. This big, buggy stonefly imitation has become . . .
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Video: How to Tie the Carey Special

The history of the original Carey Special is a bit fuzzy, and it depends on your source material. The pattern was developed in the 1920s or 30s in Quesnel, British Columbia. According to one story,. . .
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Video: How to Tie the Gallagher Special

The Gallagher Special is a bit of a mystery. In this great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he calls it a secret pattern. I Googled the crap out of it and only found a few references, all from New . . .
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