Tim Flagler, one of the most unique and cleanest fly-tying channels on YouTube is here today to tell the story of how Tightline Productions came about by accident. Find out which of his videos is the most popular and which one he hates the most. Tim tells us his goal for his YouTube channel and how you can help him reach it.

Discover Tim’s top 6 tips for fly-tying whether you’re a beginner or advanced fly tier – who he first learned from and why he loves watching other people tie flies. This is an awesome one with a celebrity fly tier!

 

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Tightline Productions Show Notes with Tim Flagler

06:12 – Tim and Joan started Tightline Productions in 1998

07:10 – Tightline Productions published their first YouTube video in 2009

20:30 – The Blood Knot is their most popular video

21:22 – Tim hates his Muddler Minnow video

23:28 – Don Bastian is amazing at tying wet flies

     

32:08 – Tim highly recommends using magnifiers when fly tying

33:22 – Tim recommends daylight light

42:12 – Evan Brant from Sideling Hill Hackle produces quality materials on his farm

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http://www.frankenfly.com/sideling-hill-hackle-by-evan-brant/

43:19 – John Rohmer Simi Seal

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44:26 – Paul Beel’s Yellow Meanie

45:12 – Paul Beel was on the podcast at WFS 129

49:09 – Lefty’s Deceiver is one of Tightline Production’s most viewed video

56:41 – Tom Rosenbauer was on the podcast at WFS 063

59:26 – Tim learned to tie from Tom Rosenbauer

1:01:03 – Phil Monahan was also on the podcast at WFS 259

1:04:24 – Tim teaches fly tying at Shannon’s Fly & Tackle Shop in Califon, New Jersey with a bunch of other big names in the industry

1:11:05 – Tim has been surfing since he was a teen – and into other hobbies as well

1:13:01 – TightlineVideo is the best place to connect with Tim – just comment on one of his videos and mention that you heard him on Wet Fly Swing Podcast – be sure to subscribe!

 

You can find Tim on YouTube at Tightline Video and on Instagram @tightlineproductions

 

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Top 6 Fly Tying Tips by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions

  1. When you’re whip-finishing a fly, make that knot truly efficient – whip-finish from back to front
  2. Seat that knot really well – take the thumb of your right hand – hook it against the hook-eye
  3. When you’re snipping your thread, put it under tension
  4. Watch other people tie to learn something new or learn how to do it better
  5. You have to see what you’re tying – use magnifiers if necessary
  6. Tie 15 flies and take 3 that aren’t as good – give them away for free

 

Videos Noted in the Show

Davie McPhail

 

Related Podcast Episodes

Carp Fly Fishing and Flies with Paul Beel from Frankefly (WFS 129)

Orvis Fly Fishing with Tom Rosenbauer – Podcasting, Battenkill River (WFS 063)

WFS 259 – The Magic Behind the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog with Phil Monahan

 

Read the Full Podcast Transcript Below



 

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http://www.hacklebarneytu.org/blog/2020/12/31/january-zoom-meeting-fly-tying-with-tim-flagler

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Tightline Productions Conclusion with Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler from Tightline Productions told us the story of how the YouTube channel came about by accident. We found out which of his videos is the most popular and which one he hates the most. Tim told us his goal for his YouTube channel and how you can help him reach it.

We discovered Tim’s top 5 fly-tying tips for the beginner or advanced fly tier – who he first learned from and why he loves watching other people tie flies.

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