Tim Cammisa’s Finishing Techniques for Fly Tying video may not be the best finishing how-to video if you want to get picky. For example, Tim Flagler’s whip finishing tool video is better and Johnny Utah’s hand finishing video is better, but Cammisa covers every possible way to “finish” tying off a fly in 12-minutes on YouTube. You can’t go wrong watching this video.
If you are new to tying, this video is for your permanent library. If your just a hand finisher, then here is a chance learn the tools. If you think hand finishing is for pros only, think again, it’s the easiest of all the finishing techniques. If your flies seem to be unraveling on the water, check your technique right here in just 12-minutes.
1. Half hitch
2. Whip finish by hand
3. Whip finish with Materelli or Thompson-style whip finisher
4. Half hitch “tool.”
NOTE: Featured Image YouTube screenshot Johnny Utah hands are finishing.