more leg-knotting

we’d already seen different methods of knotting different materials with the goal of giving them the characteristic bent shape that just about every bug’s joints have: – Knotting your legs by hand – bend Ze legs and keep Zem bent – sexy legs simply in this new how-to video, Davie McPhail shows us yet another method, this […]

Knotting your Legs by Hand

last week’s great tying tip treat was a whip-finish hand job and continuing on Hans Weilenmann‘s ‘fly tying how-to’ series here comes a couldn’t be simpler way to tie knots in feather fibers or whatever to make lively, kickin’, sexy legs for all your hopper, bibio, you name it flies with legs. enjoy ! while i’m […]

Fly Tying- a DIY knotted Leg Tool

i haven’t tried this yet but this little home-made gizmo found on In The Riffle’s Fb page gets a doubleplusgood for creativity and ingenuity. how does it stack up to pre-existing leg-knotting options is anyone’s guess which i suppose will be more down to personal preference rather than all-out efficiency but variety they say, is the spice […]

pretty darn-nice Hopper Legs

via In The Riffle i’ll leave out the video title’s extraneous superlatives and get to the point: this is a very nice and simple way to get big, fat, juicy-sexy legs for all your grasshopper and similar-legged terrestrial bug  imitations. combining more ‘traditional’ methods of knotting feather fibers and then gluing the fibers to get […]

Fly Tying

Use this quick reference list to access how-to/tips and tricks fly tying reference articles previously posted on TLC. If you’re looking for specifics use the search bar at the bottom of any page. Enjoy ! A Complete Dubbing Techniques Tutorial Thread Control Working with Marabou Why you should Always wear Glasses and Only use Barbless hooks How to sharpen […]

‘hedging your bets

goodness, it’s been at least several weeks since i’ve shared a Davie McPhail tying video ! (no wonder the Cobra stats are down… ) here’s a nifty one for all of you going through withdrawal: the Green Peter Sedge Hopper, a long hackle dry that’ll look like a heather, sedge, hopper and who knows, maybe […]