Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this . . .
Here, Tim explains when you want to use a glossy finish–one that stands out from the fly materials, and when you should go with a penetrating fish–one that soaks into the materials. The effects of each are quite different, . . .
If you tie a lot of flies without maintaining good organization of your materials, your tying desk can quickly become unmanageable--with materials all over the place. If you've got small kids or a cat, this situation can lead to disaster. . . .
Tim Flagler is all about doing things quickly and easily at the vise, so when he stumbles on a trick to help him in that cause, he embraces it wholeheartedly. Picking up a pair of angled tweezers looks like a no-brainer, . . .
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 . . .
Last week, in the first in this two-part series, Tim explained how slotted beads are your best choice for creating beadhead flies on jig hooks. Here, he shows you the easiest way to get the small . . .
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