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How to Tie the Renegade

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler: “I prefer Renegades on the small side so I’m going to use a size 16 Dai-Riki #300 dry fly hook. Start by mashing the barb and getting the hook firmly secured in the jaws of your tying vise. For thread, I like to match the front hackle so load a bobbin with a spool of cream colored UTC 70 Denier. Start your thread on the hook shank leaving a small space behind the eye and take a few wraps rearward before snipping or breaking off the tag. Continue taking thread wraps down the shank to about halfway between the hook point and the barb.”

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  • terry hruska

    Hello I’m puzzeled by the Tim Flagler vids,how is it his thread always seem flat. How does he keep it that flat?

    • Tightline

      A lot of it is the thread I use, UTC, Ultra Thread. The structure of the thread allows it to be corded (twisted up) or uncorded (flattened out) by spinning the bobbin either clockwise or counterclockwise respectively. This can be done with other threads but no quite to the extent as with UTC.