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Rubber band tool
A super simple and inexpensive home made tool to hold hackle and other materials while tying.
See how to make it here
The tube fly needle
If you are embarking on the tube fly tying journey and don't have the tools, don't despair. A simple and inexpensive tapered needle is all you need - or maybe a couple.
Read what and how here
Everyday Fly Tying Tips
: I am as likely to sit down and tie six different flies as I am to tie six of the same pattern. Speed is not a concern, but I don't want to waste my time either. There are things I can do to make my life easier which may be different from a professional production tyer.
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DIY brushes and combs
: These are some of the least expensive and most useful fly tying tools you can make yourself. A Velcro stick, a brush and a comb made from strips of Velcro, pieces of wood, hair combs and even ice lolly sticks!
See how to here.
: This short video shows you how to whip finish with your fingers rather than using a tool. It's quite easy, looks cool and saves you trying to localize that whipfinisher on your messy tying table - that is if you are like the rest of us...
Watch the 40 second video here
Tube Tying Techniques
: Have tube, will tie... but how to go about it? How do you actually manage to tie on a tube? Well, it's much like tying on a hook, just different. Learn to tie on plastic, metal, bottles, compound and rear tubes.
Introduce yourself to tube tying techniques in this article.
More information on tube tools than you ever thought you needed - from the lowly sowing needle to the full-blown several-hundred-dollar vise, and a lot inbetween. This article teaches you essential knowledge about how to hold a tube - any tube - while tying on it.
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