Welcome to the latest installment of our series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.
In this video, Tim explains the basics of tying with craft foam, from choosing which products to buy to various methods of cutting it into strips. Once you’ve got these strips down, you can use them to create a variety of buoyant patterns for all kinds of game fish.