2 Minute Copper John
Okay, 2 minutes and change to tie a Copper John. It just goes to show why prepping your materials ahead of time pays. So here are a few tips on speeding up your tying.
1. Prep your materials and hooks ahead of time. ie count out your hooks and place on beads and weights ahead of time.
2. Tie in multiples. Tying 6 of one pattern lets you improve upon your speed and makes for a quick transition between flies.
3. Keep your scissors in your hand. Putting them down and picking them up wastes time.
4. Cement heads or epoxy in batches.
5. Use a waste catch. Just drop any discards with a bag under your vise.
6. Grow your fingernails. They can become great tools
7. Don’t wrap too much. Lots of tyers wrap too much, it wastes time and bulks up the fly.
8. Whip finish by hand. Just a lot quicker, and the tool is free.
9. Keep you bobbin close to the hook shank. More efficient tying.
10. Use a sharp pair of scissors. Nothing slows you down like dull tools….
Oh, and here is the video.
~ by Darren M on July 30, 2009.