Many fly tyers create segmented fly bodies by Stripping Peacock Quills. This is an easy task to do and it is cheaper than buying Peacock Quills already stripped.
Partridge Feathers are commonly used for Soft Hackle Flies, And this fly tying tutorial will show you just how easy it can be done to make the perfect fly.
I ask you … Deer Hair and Bad Hair Days or Caribou/Antelope for nicely spun heads? I think the answer to that question is a no brainer! Get yourself some Caribou or Antelope and start tying some great looking flies!
Dying Feathers is a real good idea, especially if you want a special color. Maybe that nymph that you have seen in your new fishing waters is a color that your Feather supplier does not have. If you experiment with the dyes you may just come up with that color.
In this tutorial, Tim demonstrate techniques for selecting and tying various materials for dry fly bodies (specifically mayflies). These materials include natural (hare) dubbing, cotton embroidery floss / craft yarn, and quill bodies.
This is the second in a series of fly tying classes for beginners (newbs). This video includes instruction on various ways to tie different types of materials onto the hook
This is the first in a series of fly tying classes for beginners (newbs). It includes the basics of Hook Mounting, Attaching Thread & Whip Finishing
Selecting hackle in fly tying can be a difficult decision, and a question Tim gets asked a lot is, “What’s the difference between saddle hackle and capes?” During this video, Tim will go over some main differences between these two dry fly hackles, and then give some recommendations for purchasing them, including colors.
Fishing with Tube Flies requires a different method of attaching the Flies to the Tippet, this tutorial will show you 2 different ways of doing this.
In this fly tying tutorial, Tim discusses an important aspect of fly tying, which is using head cement. Aside from talking about the three most common head cements Tim uses, he also shares sample patterns and shows the head cement application. There are many more out there that others have had success with, thus feel free to share any that you also would recommend.
While Fly Tying can be very rewarding, especially when you catch your first Trout on a Fly you Tied, it can also turn out to be an obsession.