Video: Use Angles for Accuracy

Watch enough of Tim Flagler’s videos, and you’ll be astonished by how accurately he places materials on the hook. In this video, he explains one way he does it. By holding the material you’re tying in at an angle, you force the thread wraps together and . . .

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Video: How to Tie the RS2

The RS2 pattern was developed by Colorado angler and tier Rim Chung more than three decades ago. The name of the fly is short for “Rim’s Semblance 2,” and it fishes well as both a midge or a mayfly emerger. The original version featured natural beaver . . .

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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 Tie the Icy Hot Jig

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a winter jig pattern that combines a cool blue abdomen with a hot orange thorax. Tim has found that blue is a great winter color and that orange . . .

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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 Shenk’s Minnow

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of tying the Shenk’s White Minnow, created by Pennsylvania legend Ed Shenk. It’s a simple streamer pattern that imitates a variety of baitfish, such as creek . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s White Death

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of tying the White Death streamer, created by Pennsylvania angler Jeff Blood. It’s a simple pattern that imitates a variety of species of shiner, which are . . .

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