Spinning Deer Hair

Spinning Deer Hair

Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”. Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers. The are numerous instructional… Continue Reading Spinning Deer Hair

Adding Dumbbell Eyes

Adding Dumbbell Eyes

Adding Fly Tying Lead Eyes to a streamer and saltwater fly pattern is a common technique used in fly tying. Lead eyes can often be frustrating for many new fly tiers. Dumbbell style Lead Eyes like to roll and move, even after the fly has been finished. Lead eyes are also hard to apply straight,… Continue Reading Adding Dumbbell Eyes

Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser Demonstrate Whip Finishing

Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser Demonstrate Whip Finishing

This segment is from the DVD 50 Years Behind the Vise – the best introduction to fly tying techniques ever produced. It features world famous fly fishermen Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser, who have over 60 years combined experience tying flies for fresh and salt water fishing. These techniques can be used to tie flies… Continue Reading Lefty Kreh & Bob Clouser Demonstrate Whip Finishing

Hand Whip Finishing

Hand Whip Finishing

https://youtu.be/PK_VwkbtrQo The Hand Whip Finish is a great technique to master. Once you master the Hand Whip Finish, you will have a deep understanding of how the whip finish knot works. The Hand Whip Finish allows you to quickly finish off a fly, without the aid of the Whip finisher Tool. Most commercial and professional… Continue Reading Hand Whip Finishing

Counter Wrapping

Counter Wrapping

Counter Wrapping is a fly tying technique used to lock down delicate materials and accentuate a ribbing material. Counter Wrapping is most often done with a fine wire or small tinsel. The Counter Wrapping technique is used on Pheasant Tails, Prince Nymphs and Woolly Buggers, just to name a few. Counter Wrapping looks like an… Continue Reading Counter Wrapping