Video: How to Use Half-Hitches with Your Tying Scissors, Part 2

Here’s the latest installment in our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of . Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

Last week, Tim showed us how to use scissors to make half-hitch knots. This week, he offers a real-world tying example of why you would want to reverse your thread and how these half-hitches can help. You want elegant, more durable flies? Tim’s got the answer for you right here. By tying in your counter-wrapped materials in the proper direction, you secure them much better.