Fishing Fly tying

Fly tying: Angle for Accuracy

Here’s a great tip for beginning fly tiers—tie at angles.

That might sound simple, but it’s a technique that a lot of folks don’t employ enough at the vise–and the results can be immediately visible.

Above, Tim Flagler shows us how to not only use angles to tie and secure threat to the hook, but how to use angles to give materials the best presentation on the fly and to build up uniform fly bodies that are so important in many different patterns. Check it out—it’s a great tip to make your flies more secure and more appealing.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.