Adding some ribbing to a fly pattern serves several purposes: it creates segmentation that mimics natural insects; it adds flash, color, or translucence; and it adds to a fly's durability. Here, Tim . . .
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 . . .
Handling soft hackles can be tricky, as the fibers are long and wiggly. In this video, Tim shows you how to prepare the feather for tie-in, how to sweep the fibers rearward, and then how to actually wrap the hackle around the hook . . .
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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In this week’s great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a classic Western pattern that looks great and has been catching trout for decades. The beauty of some of these old patterns is that . . .