Previous Tying Tips Articles

2013
Jan 14
THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS
 
Previous Tying Tips
 
What's Coming
 
Wash Your Hands!
 
Get More Flies from Your Materials
 
Flash Dispensers
 
Bodkin Cleaning
 
Bench Clutter
 
Storing Double-Edge Razor Blades
 
Bullet Proof Your Herl
 
Check Your Hooks
 
Tying in Tinsel
 
Separating Bucktail
 
Controlling Your Hooks
 
Thread Tricks
 
Neat Bucktail Heads
 
Fixing Un-Cured Epoxy
 
Smoothing Silicon
 
Coat Your Lead
 
Forceps
 
Epoxy Pallet
 
Sizing Wing Slips
 
Better, Easier Dry Fly Tails
 
Taming Soft Hackle
 
Biot Trees
 
Preparing Wing Cases
 
Practice Makes Perfect
 
Blow 'em Up
 
Drop Your Head Cement Thinner
 
Cutting Lead, Wire and Heavy Mono
 
Add Confidence When You Tie
 
Easier Caddis and Muddler Heads
 
Make Them Wiggle
 
Make A Note
 
Wing Posting Simplified
 
Applying Head Cement in Tight Places
 
Squeaky and Jumpy Bobbins
 
Protect Your Pedestal Base
 
Spool Tamers
 
Get Control Over Static
 
Preparing Soft Hackle, An Easier Way
 
Cheap Fluorescent Parachute Posts
 
Steaming Chenille
 
Drying Wet Flies
 
Making Stick-On Eyes Stick
 
Dismounting Midges
 
Profile Your Flies
 
Talk to the Experts
 
Cutting Bead Chain
 
Save on Scud and Shrimp Backs
 
Dry Flies That Really Float
 
Use a Model
 
Put Your Thread On A Diet
 
Look in the Mirror
 
Which Fly is Weighted?
 
Stripping Quills
 
Stripping Quills 2, The Sequel
 
Taking the Frustration Out of Quills
 
Quills and Durability
 
Needle Your Flies
 
Hang 'Em High
 
Cover Your Hook Point
 
Keep You Head Cement From Drying Out
 
More On Magnets
 
Hang It
 
Faster Buggers
 
Don't Throw Away Your Rejects
 
Observing Others
 
Posting Dry Fly Wings
 
Substitute Fibbets
 
Tying Off Parachutes
 
Hang Up your Scissors
 
Make Your Own Lanyard
 
Splaying Hackles
 
Hackling Bass and Other Hair Flies
 
Aligning Your Hackles
 
Cauterize Your Eyes
 
Baitfish Have Eyes!
 
Painted Eyes! Part 1
 
Painted Eyes! Part 2
 
Scissors Can Pick Up Hooks
 
Overnight Wing Cases
 
Fly Turning Wheel
 
Keep Your Head Cement Bottle Lids From Sticking
 
Bronze Peacock Herl
 
Taming Mylar Eyes
 
Bring an Old Friend to the Bench
 
Shielded Hook Points
 
Repairing Jungle Cock Eyes
 
Bundle Your Tails
 
What Is It?
 
What Is It? - Answers
 
Protect Your Scissor Tips
 
Nasal Spray and Dubbing
 
Fly Swap Mailers
 
Safer Deer Hair Trimming
 
Halford Wing Baskets
 
Thank You
 
Losing It?
 
Dubbing Container
 
Chenille Container
 
Trimming Deer Hair
 
Biot Bodies
 
Velcro Bugs
 
Goose Quill Bodies
 
Rogues Gallery
 
If It Isn't Written
 
Wrong End Up
 
Thinking Outside A Square Box
 
Connections
 
Cutting Bead Chain
 
Care of Hackle/Keeping the Bugs Out
 
Twisted Thread
 
Really Dry Flies
 
Anatomy of a Hook
 
Bugaboos
 
Vise Advice
 
Weighted Nymphs
 
How Do I?
 
Easy Eyes
 
Caddis Wings
 
The Importance of a Good Manicure
 
Beaded Mono Eyes
 
Cheap Scud Backs
 
Treating Tied Flies
 
Weighted Poppers
 
Centering Beaded Head
 
Fly Tying Equipment and Materials
 
Using Yarn to Secure Non-Lead Wire
 
Free Fly Tins
 
Velcro on a Stick
 
Nearsighted Angler, Part 1
 
Nearsighted Angler, Part 2
 
Lock Wrap
 
Marabou
 
What's Dun?
 
Tube Flies
 
Treating Tied Flies
 
In My Room, In My Room
 
Wax for Fly Tying
 
Rabbit Strips
 
Quick Descent Dubbing
 
One for the Road
 
Dubbing Loop for Feathers
 
Dubbing Loop, Basics
 
Looping Hair Wings
 
Multiple Dubbing Loop
 
Wide Body Nymphs
 
Fly Tying is Expensive - NOT
 
Eureka!
 
Post Its
 
Laying a Weighted Keel
 
Getting a Grip
 
Thread Storage
 
Half-Hitch Rule
 
Hook Clip
 
Storing Hooks and Stuff
 
Peacock Eye
 
Zip Kicker
 
Securing Ribbing
 
Dry Flies
 
Burnt Wings for Caddisflies
 
Fly Hook Comparison Charts
 
Thread
 
When Bad Things Happen
 
Flip Flop Flies
 
Sizing Beadheads
 
Deer Hair Comb
 
Two Quickies
 
No-Twist Whip
 
Beautiful Flies
 
Peacock Herl
 
Burnt Wings - Stoneflies
 
Build A Better Bodkin
 
Whip Finisher Tool
 
Cheap Micro-fibbets
 
Mayfly Proportions
 
Use a Saddle
 
Wrapping Wire Technique
 
Dubbing Brush
 
Two Tips for the Price of One
 
Non-traditional Parachutes
 
Tapered Parachutes
 
Striping Quills
 
A Cheap Tip
 
A Hot Tip
 
Reverse Tying
 
Burnt Wings for Mayflies
 
Scud Back Material
 
Mono 'Gut' Eyes
 
Peacock Swords
 
Faux Bead Heads
 
Bent Bobbins
 
Ribbing (a better way, at least different)
 
Smoother Floss Bodies
 
How To Make a Wing Burner
 
Peacock Chenille
 
It's All In the Details
 
Fly Tying Swaps
 
What Does a Rotary Vise Really Do?
 
Soft-Hackle (Spider) Flies
 
DeFeo Style Throat Hackle
 
Coloring Epoxy
 
DeFeo Style Side-mounted Bundled-fiber Legs
 
Shipping Tubes for Flies
 
Bad Fly
 
Beaded Thorax Flies
 
About Thread Spools
 
Improving Grip of Hackle Pliers
 
Bobbins
 
Cheap Salmon Hooks
 
Thread
 
Not Fancy Bodkins
 
Sally Hanson Hard as Nails Revisited
 
More Organization
 
The Other Rayon
 
Getting a Handle on Bluegills
 
Making the Easy Door Knob Dubbing Loop Tool
 
It is All In the Details
 
Tying Thread for the "No See Em's
 
Overcoming Obstacles
 
Vise Station Side-Tray
 
Hackle Guard
 
My Evolved Workstation
 
Customizing a Rotary Vise, Balance
 
Customizing a Rotary Vise Handle
 
A Neat Material
 
Black Bead-Chain Eyes
 
A Storage Idea for Hooks
 
Noooo! My flybox is heading downstream...Without me
 
More to Save Your Fly Box!
 
Save Your Health?
 
Coloring Epoxy
 
Help Trimming Deer Hair
 
Customizing a Rotary Vise Handle
 
Spinner Wings
 
Poor Man's Bug Viewing Box
 
About Buying a Vise
 
Easy Bobbin Threading
 
Inexpensive Bobbin Threader
 
Portable Tying Bench
 
Two on Head Cement
 
When The Lights Go Out
 
Better Rubber Legs
 
Glueing Rubber and Foam
 
Check the Action
 
Stir-Blended Deer Hair
 
More Mono-Eyes
 
Cutting Dried Hides
 
Wire Tricks
 
Emerger Wings
 
The Third Hand
 
Flaring Hair Solved
 
Better than Mono Eyes!
 
George Harvey Hackling Technique
 
Portable Tying Box
 
Conehead Tip
 
Stick On Eyes
 
Nice Thread Rack
 
Strike Indicators
 
Tying a Tag
 
Mono Thread
 
Keeping Epoxy Even
 
Matuka Wings
 
Using Thinner Thread
 
A Tool for Bobbin Threading
 
Lacquer
 
Dubbing Wax Container
 
Hook Finder
 
Tailing Wet Flies
 
Get the Tails Right
 
Emerger Bodies
 
Elk Hair Caddis, Palmer-Hackled
 
Tip for Rotary Vises
 
Tip for Catch and Recatch Hooks
 
Preserving Silk Colour
 
Feather-Hair Equivalents
 
Treatment of Hair
 
Dyeing Rooster, Hen, Saddles and Backs
 
Degreasing Rooster Necks & Saddles
 
Combing Deer Hair
 
Yet Another Dubbing Technique
 
Eyes on Flies
 
Tips on Dying
 
Check Your Bobbins
 
Parachute Hackle
 
Choosing Feathers
 
Selecting Hooks for Streamers
 
Organizing Beads
 
Free Wire for Ribbing
 
Fly Dryers
 
Scrounge Time
 
More on Wire
 
Stacking Hair
 
Three from Tap's Tips
 
Your Local Dollar Store
 
Vacuum Packing
 
The Finger Tip
 
Bending Rubber Legs
 
Bobbin Tube is Fraying Thread
 
Wings Twist While Hackling
 
Biot Is Too Short For Body Length
 
Tiny Soft-Hackle Flies
 
Quill-Bodied Nymphs
 
Sparkle Wing Caddis
 
3 Time Savers
 
More Time Savers
 
Time Savers, continued
 
Time Savers, continued
 
More Time Savers
 
Yet More Time Savers
 
Time Savers, continued
 
More Saving Time Tips
 
Beautiful Glass Bead Eyes
 
Blending Dubbing
 
Better Material Handling
 
Steve's Vise - A vise you can build for $4.00
 
Slip Wings, Traditional English Method
 
Recycled Plastic Fly Bodies and Hopper Legs
 
Alternative Cement Method
 
Ribbing Tips
 
Have a Second Vise?
 
Fly Pattern Categories
 
Undressed Humpy
 
Latex Bodies
 
Tying With Chickabou and Soft Hackle
 
Hand Position
 
Yarn and Chenille Storage
 
Things to Look for When Selecting a Hackle
 
Magic Tools Primer
 
Hanging Files
 
Red Eyes
 
Yarn/Chenille Storage
 
Bobbin Hanger
 
Double Edge Razor Blades
 
Make Fine Feathered Friends
 
Punch Eyes
 
Two Simple Tips
 
A Trio of Tips
 
Going to the Grocery Store?
 
Neat Dubbing and more
 
Fly Drying Rack
 
Tips for Woolly Buggers
 
Why Flatten Thread?
 
Tips for Glass Bead Heads
 
Tips for Yarn Posts
 
Tips for Boa Yarn Leech
 
Mylar Wrapping Paper
 
Cutting Help
 
Easy Crease Fly Bodies
 
Write Your Own Book
 
Shooting Pool
 
Break Your Thread
 
Dubbing Tips
 
Burnt Eyes
 
Easier Rubber Legs
 
More on Easier Rubber Legs
 
Preparation, Wing Cases
 
Unsticking Rod Parts
 
Clark Spinning Block
 
The Clothespin Vise
 
Looks Aren't Everything
 
Dumbbell Eye Help
 
Tying Flashback Nymphs
 
Loose Beadheads?
 
Softer, Cleaner Hands
 
Standardization of Hooks
 
Dubbing Brushes
 
Bead Chain Again
 
Adding Flash
 
Tips for Tyers
 
Getting Started as a Tyer
 
A Dumbell Idea
 
BEADED-HEAD JID NYMPH/STREAMER
 
WEIGHTED RIBBON WIRE
 
THE FLY SOAKER
 
A SMALLER BODKIN SUBSTITUTE


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