Some patterns, such as the Bird's Nest, call for hackle fibers all the way around the body, which can be a pain. But Tim has a great trick that makes the process ridiculously easy. It's all in how you prepare the feather and then tie it in. Try it out, and your . . .
If you're tying small Soft Hackle patterns, but the feathers you have are too large, don't despair. Here's a great trick for making those oversize soft hackles work by tying them in differently. Tim Shows you how to tie in at the middle of the hook shank and . . .
Written by: Ted Fauceglia
For the ardent dry-fly angler, the advent of the spring trout-fishing season stirs feelings of anticipation like nothing else. Sure, dredging weighted stonefly nymphs and Woolly Buggers through winter's . . .
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The final steps of creating a Pheasant Tail Nymph involve adding legs that sweep back from the head along the thorax. In this short video, Tim demonstrates his ingenious methods for finishing . . .
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Here, Tim explains what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. (BTW, cul de canard translates as “duck butt.”) The way the fibers are arranged along the shaft of the feather sets the two apart, which is fascinating to . . .
To continue our celebration of flies with the Giant Fly Sale, this week I have a long talk with Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, maker of the finest tying videos on the Internet. This is always one of the most eagerly awaited podcasts of the year, and . . .
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The rise of UV-cure resins over the past few years has been a boon for fly tiers. These adhesives, which harden quickly when exposed to ultraviolet light, make creating hard shellbacks a snap, help keep materials in place, and . . .
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 . . .