Video: A Primer on Natural Dubbing Materials

There are lots of choices when it comes to natural dubbing materials, but do you know the differences between, say, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or angora? Tim offers a quick take on each, highlighting its best uses for fly tiers. As you build your . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Buzzball

The Buzzball was created by legendary fly tier Gary Lafontaine to imitate midge clusters on the Missouri River. It’s clearly a variation on the classic Griffith’s Gnat, but adds a second color and a different . . .

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Video: How to Cut Thin Strips of Tying Materials

When you’re cutting fly-tying materials into thin strips–especially if you want to prepare for a bunch of flies–accuracy and consistency are the keys. If you cut well, your flies won’t be variable and you won’t waste . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Yuk Big

The Yuk Bug is the creation of Al Troth, who is best known for his Elk-Hair Caddis dry fly. But before he moved to Montana from his native Pennsylvania in 1973, Troth was probably familiar with Russell Blessing’s Woolly . . .

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Video: How to Use a Head-Cement Applicator Bottle

Head cement can be hard to control if you’re just applying it with the tip of your bodkin or something similar. Plus, the cement itself can thicken and become discolored if you leave the lid off the jar. Tim uses a specialized head-cement . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Jiggly Pat’s

In this week’s video, Tim shows you how to create the Jiggly Pat’s, which features a rear body attached to the hook with a monofilament connection. Don’t worry that an articulated pattern is beyond your skills at the vise because Tim . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Lightning Bug

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a Lightning Bug, offering a few tying tricks along the way. As usual, Tim’s goal is maximum efficiency in making sure each material stays in its place. The . . .

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Video: How to Make Half-Hitches with Your Tying Scissors

Lots of fly tiers like to use half-hitch knots to save their work or to finish off the fly’s head. As usual, Tim has a better, faster way to do this, which will be especially useful for those tiers who like to keep their scissors in their . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Frozen Fox

The color blue is a favorite among winter anglers, and this cool streamer looks made for icy waters. In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a simple streamer, which can be tied in any color . . .

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