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 tyer!
Click below and listen to the Tightline Productions Podcast with Tim Flagler:
(Read the Full Transcript at the bottom of this Blog Post)
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Tightline Productions Show Notes with Tim Flagler
06:12 – Tim and Joan started Tightline Productions in 1998
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
43:19 – John Rohmer Simi Seal
44:26 – Paul Beel’s Yellow Meanie
59:26 – Tim learned to tie from Tom Rosenbauer
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!
Top 6 Fly Tying Tips by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions
- When you’re whip-finishing a fly, make that knot truly efficient – whip-finish from back to front
- Seat that knot really well – take the thumb of your right hand – hook it against the hook-eye
- When you’re snipping your thread, put it under tension
- Watch other people tie to learn something new or learn how to do it better
- You have to see what you’re tying – use magnifiers if necessary
- Tie 15 flies and take 3 that aren’t as good – give them away for free
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Read the Full Podcast Transcript Below
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.