Tag: A tying term referring to a material wrapped into the bend of the hook, typically it is a contrasting material or color to the body.
Tannin: A term used to described tea-colored water of some stillwaters created by minerals leaching into the water from the surrounding topography.
Telsun : The tail-like appendage of a scud.
Thorax: The front portion of a nymph or pupa that contains the developing wings, legs and organs of an aquatic insect and that component of a fly pattern aimed at imitating it.
Throat: See Beard.
Throat pump: A bulb type pump used to extract the food organisms from a trout’s esophagus.
Traveler’s Sedge: The common name given to the large scampering adults from the Phryganeidae family of caddis flies.
Turbo Dubbing Block: A unique tool available through Superfly International that allows fly tyers to create wire based dubbing brushes.
Underbody: A body beneath an outer body. A technique used to build up bulk or to place a bright material beneath a translucent material.
Ventral: Referring to the underside of an aquatic insect or invertebrate.
Wet fly style: Tying a feather in such a manner that the fibers trail back over the fly.
Whip finish: The knot used to complete a fly once all tying steps are finished.
Wind drift: A stillwater technique utilizing a floating line and long leader. A cast is made across the wind and the current is allowed to sweep the fly line across the surface while the fly drifts through the water column.
Wing pads: The area containing the developing wings of a nymph or pupa and the component or components on a fly aimed at imitating them.
Wire dubbing brush: A dubbing noodle that uses a wire core as opposed to the traditional thread core from a dubbing loop