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Attaching tying thread & Thread control

 

Following up the video on how to set bobbin tension, this is another very important tutorial, although a skill taken for granted, this shows how to attach your tying thread to the hook shank and how to master & retain basic thread control throughout your tying. If these simple skills are learned and practiced they will not only improve your tying but also make your time spent at the vice, much more enjoyable, and will result in neater and quicker flies. These short tutorials will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off to a solid start and establish a good foundation for mastering the art of fly tying. If you have any questions regarding anything “fly tying” you can post a comment and I’ll try and answer it as soon as possible. If you know anyone that is starting tying, especially youngsters, please recommend this new series for them, they are the future of our craft!

Unprecedented times

“During these unprecedented times of self isolation, it’s extremely important that we occupy ourselves with activities that we enjoy. Fly tying is not only a great activity for both adults and children alike, but a fabulous activity to share and do together. Tying flies for a anticipated fishing trip also gives hope for a brighter future.”  You can visit the feather bender YouTube Channel for more techniques and patterns to tie with your nearest & dearest! 

Setting your bobbin tension

The second short video in the series, fly tying for beginners. One of the most important elementary skills is knowing how to set the tension on your bobbin holder. This little tutorial will help stop your bobbin holder un-winding thread, under its own weight when hanging from the hook when tension is too little, and stop you breaking your thread when wrapping, because tension is too much. Remember to adjust your bobbin each time you feel the tension is not to your liking, and every time you use a different spool size. These short tutorials will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off to a solid start and establish a good foundation for mastering the art of fly tying. If you have any questions regarding anything “fly tying” you can post a comment and I’ll try and answer it as soon as possible. If you know anyone that is starting tying, especially youngsters, please recommend this new series for them, they are the future of our craft!

Foam Post March Brown

A simple but extremely effective March Brown emerger that can be tied in sizes 10-16. The foam post and parachute hackle give perfect presentation and will float all day long. Hook: Mustad C49S # 12 Thread: Sheer brown 14/0 Trailing shuck: White para post Abdomen: Light brown Twinkle Thorax: Hares era Antron blend Post: 2.3 mm Yellow foam cylinder Hackle: Whiting Grizzle saddle dyed March Brown

Fly Tying for Beginners #1

In this new series, I will be making many short videos that cover all the elementary fly tying techniques, basic materials, tools and know how. These will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner of to a solid start and establish a good foundation for mastering the art of fly tying. If you have any questions regarding anything “fly tying” you can post a comment and I’ll try and answer it as soon as possible. If you know anyone that is starting tying, especially youngsters, please recommend this new series for them, they are the future of our craft!

Screaming Banshee

A great little skating caddis pattern tied with elk hair.

Quick foam hopper

You don’t need anything more complicated for fishing a grasshopper. This is a quick and extremely easy pattern that everyone can tie. Just change the colour and size you need to match the hatch. Tied in all black it also makes a excellent cricket imitation.

Antron caddis pupa

A semi realistic caddis pupa thats a real easy tie. Just learn the technique and change the colour of Antron to match your hatch.

A little humour for these troubling times.

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