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 Tie the Dynamite Balanced Leech

In this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you through the steps for tying a balanced-leech version of a Squirmy Wormy. (He teaches you to tie the original here.) The pattern makes use of a relatively new material that . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Dave Whitlock–legendary angler, tier, author, and artist–passed away on Thanksgiving night, but he left a remarkable legacy in this sport we love. Among his well known patterns is what he called the Red Fox Squirrel-Hair Nymph, of which he wrote, . . .

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Video: How to Make a Split-Thread Dubbing Noodle

In this great video, Tim demonstrates how to create a dubbing noodle by splitting your tying thread and inserting the dubbing into the middle. This technique requires a dubbing needle and a thread that is easy to uncord and flatten. Strategic . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Eggstasy Egg

Here’s a killer winter egg pattern that is a huge favorite of both well-known guide George Daniel and Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions because it is so effective. Like many such flies, the Eggstasy Egg can be tied in a variety of colors, color . . .

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Video: How to Make Your Own Colored Beads

Not everyone (by which I mean “hardly anyone”) has a tying bench as well stocked as Tim’s, but even he occasionally finds himself without the right color weighted beads. He’s come up with an ingenious method for making his own, using nail polish, . . .

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Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s Blood-Dot Egg

Several species of fish–salmon, steelhead, trout, and more–will be spawning from fall through spring, so it pays to have egg patterns in your fly box. Here’s a cool pattern by western Pennsylvania fly tier Jeff Blood. Here’s a full episode of . . .

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