Fly Tying for Beginners with Barry Ord Clarke

Fly Hook Anatomy

In this new series, I will be making many short videos that cover all the elementary fly tying techniques, basic materials, tools and know how. These will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off to a solid start and establish a good foundation for mastering the art of fly tying.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding anything “fly tying” you can post a comment on YouTube and I’ll try and answer it as soon as possible. If you know anyone that is starting tying, especially youngsters, please recommend this new series for them, they are the future of our craft!

 

Setting bobbin tension

The second short video in the series, fly tying for beginners. One of the most important elementary skills is knowing how to set the tension on your bobbin holder. This little tutorial will help stop your bobbin holder un-winding thread, under its own weight when hanging from the hook when tension is too little, and stop you breaking your thread when wrapping, because tension is too much.

 

 

Remember to adjust your bobbin each time you feel the tension is not to your liking, and every time you use a different spool size.

 

Attaching thread & thread control

Following up the video on how to set bobbin tension, this is another very important tutorial, although a skill taken for granted, this shows how to attach your tying thread to the hook shank and how to master & retain basic thread control throughout your tying. If these simple skills are learned and practiced they will not only improve your tying but also make your time spent at the vice, much more enjoyable, and will result in neater and quicker flies.

 

 

These short tutorials will hopefully help all those who are new to our craft, fly tying clubs & workshops, to get the new beginner off to a solid start and establish a good foundation for mastering the art of fly tying. If you have any questions regarding anything “fly tying” you can post a comment YouTube and I’ll try and answer it as soon as possible. If you know anyone that is starting tying, especially youngsters, please recommend this new series for them, they are the future of our craft!

 

Also look at:
https://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2020/03/23/record-number-of-in-entries-to-the-13th-open-german-fly-tying-championship/
https://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2020/03/11/win-a-fly-tester-micro-spine-fly-tying-contest/
https://flyfishing-blog.com/flyfishing-blog.com/2020/02/26/bavarian-fly-tying-contest-2020/

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