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How to Save Your Work with Half Hitches (10 of 57)

One of the more frustrating things that can happen when you’re tying a fly is when the work you’ve just done unwraps–because you lost your grip, you didn’t secure tha material well enough, or the thread breaks. In this great video, Tim shows you how to use quick half hitches to save your work. This allows you to pause–to answer the phone, for instance–without worrying that the peacock herl you just wrapped is going to come undone. It’s a simple trick that can save time and help you avoid cursing at the vise.