Here is another great part of our video series entitled “Fly tying tips and techniques in a minute” by Tim Flagler of Tightline productions. Each video teaches a single binding skill, from the simplest to the most advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone set to a vise to make a bow tie.

Have you ever cut off a few strands on a bow tie you’re tying and accidentally cut off something else? Or maybe you ended up trimming more than you intended, affecting the proportions of the pattern. The fine cutting required to produce beautiful, well-proportioned flies requires a degree of precision. In this week’s one-minute tying tip, Tim shows you how to use your other hand and a few other gadgets to make your trimming hand more stable and accurate. These tricks are simple but can make a big difference in the outcome of your flies.