Here’s the most recent installation in a continuous series of videos called “ One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Methods” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions Each video teaches a single connecting ability, from one of the most standard to the advanced. Eventually, the series will work as a sort of encyclopedia of connecting abilities that will be an important resource for anybody who takes a seat at a vise to produce a fly.
Once you master it, whip-finishing is easy– whether you utilize a tool or your fingers. Nevertheless, there’s more to an excellent whip-finish than just covering thread over itself. As Tim shows, for a strong, tidy knot, you require to un-cord your thread, and after that form the covers back-to-front. Otherwise, things can go sideways quite rapidly.