Fly Tying for Beginners

Fly Tying Continued: 3 Essentials and First Two Flies

Here is the second part of the series on fly tying for beginners.

The first video (Part 2) explains three essential skills that you will need for every single fly you tie.

They are the Jam Knot, the Pinch Wrap, and the Whip Finish not.

The Jam Knot is used to attach the threat to the hook; you’ll need the Pinch Wrap to add and attach material to the hook, and the Whip Finish is just what it sounds like – used to finish the remove the thread from the hook once you have completed constructing the fly.

(If you think you might like to take a shot at tying your own flies, this link will take you to the fly tying section on Amazon, where you can check out what’s available and the pricing.)

Part 2 – Three Essential Techniques

Part 3: The Woolley Worm

Tying a Woolley Worm will also teach you how to build up the body of a fly (in this case, using a chenille body) and how to add a hackle (the technical language is “how to palmer wrap a wet hackle).

Part 4: The Woolley Bugger

More practical skills demonstrated as you tie a new fly in Part 4.   Tying a Woolley Bugger shows you how to add a tail to a fly, and then how to weight it.

Here’s that link to the Amazon fly tying section, where you can check out what’s available and the pricing.

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