Whip Finish a Fly With Your Fingers

Look like a boss and save time….When I am tying flies with a bunch of guys the question I get asked most is: “How do you whip finish your fly without the tool?” Whip finishing is a way to tie off your thread when you are finished tying a fly.   Honestly it isn’t very hard (though it is easier to show than explain).  With a little practice you will be whip finishing with your fingers without even thinking about it.  There are still times and certain situations where I still use my whip finishing tool, but whip finishing with your fingers will help you save time especially when you are tying a lot of flies.

Two finger version (this is the one I use).  Thanks for posting this Johnny Utah!

Here is the one finger version which might suit you better if you struggle with the two finger version.

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