Video: How to Reverse Thread Direction

Some fly-tying patterns and techniques call for the tier to reverse the thread direction around the hook. Sounds easy, right? Nope. If you try to throw a half hitch or even a whip finish to anchor the thread, you’ll find that everything . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Micro Egg


The standard Glo Bug or other simple egg pattern is a breeze to tie in large sizes, but what about when you want a size 22? The latest video Tim Flagler of features . . . Read More

Video: How to Tie the Undertaker

Warren Duncan was a legend in the Atlantic-salmon world, and for many years he owned a fly shop in Saint John named Dunc’s Fly Shop. In her 1991 book The Atlantic Salmon Fly – The Tyers and Their Art, Judith Dunham . . .

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Video: How to Make a Tie-In Anchor on a Feather

It’s really frustrating when a feather you’ve tied in slips through the thread wraps when you’re wrapping it. The stem of most feathers is quite slick, so it can be hard to get a solid grip with tying thread. To solve this problem, Tim . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Winter Wonder

As Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions argues at the beginning of this video, “Sometimes, simpler is better.” In this great tying lesson, Tim shows you how to tie a steelhead-and-trout nymph that has been stripped down to the bare . . .

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Video: How to Use Thread Wax

Thread wax is different from dubbing wax, in that it isn’t meant to make it easier to attach dubbing to the thread. Instead, the wax helps the thread grip materials it is wrapped around. It’s a subtle difference, but Tim Flagler . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Blue Quill Variant

What’s better than a really effective fly pattern that’s also easy to tie? Fly-fishing guide and fly-casting instructor Phil Gay showed this great Blue Quill Variant to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions during a trip to Pennsylvania’s . . .

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Video: How to Use a Dubbing Twister

A dubbing twister, or dubbing whirl, is a weighted implement that you attach to the bottom of a dubbing loop. By spinning the dubbing twister, you cord-up the dubbing loop to create a rope or noodle, with the dubbing . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Whistle Pig Jig


Most fly tiers prize a pattern that’s easy to tie, requires few materials, and catches fish. The Whistle Pig Jig checks every box. With just a single material for the tails, body, and collar, it’s a pattern that you can crank out . . .

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