Here’s another installment in a 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.
If you’ve been watching Tom Rosenbauer’s Facebook Live fly-tying tutorials, you know that Tom is not a fan of using half-hitches to save his work–a leftover from his days as a commercial tier, when speed was everything. But many tiers do like to secure everything, just in case they accidentally cut their thread. Here, Tim explains why he uses a Borger double hitch instead of a half hitch, and he shows you how to do it (twice!).