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Tying Tips: Epoxy tips and substitutes

February 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

A new fly tying tip has been posted to FFOTW, Working with Epoxy:

In this one, I share some basic tips for working with epoxy, and cover a couple of substitutes.  Epoxy is used for many trout fly patterns like the Copper John, Flashback nymphs, and Clouser Minnows.
I use the 5-minute epoxy that comes in the [...]

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Fly Tying Tips, tying faster, part three

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

A couple of days last week featured fly tying tips centered around tying faster.  Here are a few more tips from Jamie Clous, fishing guide from Fuller’s NBOC.

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Fly Tying tips, tying faster, part two

February 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday featured the latest FFOTW fly tying tips, centered around tying faster.  Here are a few more tips from Jamie Clous, fishing guide from Fuller’s NBOC.

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Fly Tying Tips – Tying Faster

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

This week, the FFOTW fly tying tips podcast was about tying faster.

Notes from the podcast:
Tying faster
Production fly tying – not just for pros.
- Faster you tie, more flies in your box, more proficient & efficient
Planning & preparation
- choose simple patterns over complex
- Elk hair caddis, x-caddis over Goddard
- Joe Roope patterns from the FFOTW board.
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Fly Tying Tip – Thread Control

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The listeners of the Fly Fishing on the Web podcasts have been suffering through some fly tying tips, voiced by yours truly. Since the tips exist in podcast format, I might as well feature them here also, so please indulge me. The first tip recorded was about thread control.
When we tie a fly, we put [...]

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