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 . . .
In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a fly that’s a mash-up of three great Lance Egan patters: The Rainbow Warrior, Tungsten Surveyor, and Red Dart. The idea is to . . .
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, . . .
In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie a cased-caddis imitation that, weirdly, has a tail. While this may offend die-hard hatch-matchers, I have a strong belief that, . . .
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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Getting the right amount of dubbing on your thread to make a fly body can be tough for some tiers, and the tendency is to use too much dubbing. The result is often a body that’s fatter than you want it to be, or you have to try to get the dubbing off your . . .
In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an imitation of the Baetis nymphs that he finds in his local stream, the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. This pattern is meant to sink . . .
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Last week, Tim covered UV-cure resins, and here he focuses on the older technology of epoxy resins. As Tim notes, many tiers prefer epoxy resins because they are cheaper and result in an almost indestructible coating. As usual, . . .