Published Mar 18. 2021 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Mar 20. 2021

Fly Tying Tips for a Clean Hook Eye!

In this video, I share tips to keep a CLEAN hook eye when fly tying. Few things are more frustrating than being unable to thread tippet through an untidy hook eye, thus here are some methods that will help tiers. Remember, in my videos viewer participation is key, so be sure to share some of your tips for keeping the hook eye clean in the comments section or you can share them with me via email:

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