It is too hot and sunny to be out fishing today so am tying up some flies. So thought why not talk about speed tying techniques. Here are some that I use. What are some that you use? 1. Keep your tying scissors on your tumb and first finger near the first knucks. Randall Kaufmann's "Fly Tyers Nymph Manual" has a illustration on page 30. He said "Get into the habit of carrying your scissors on your hand. A great deal of time is wasted looking for, picking up and setting down scissors". 2. Use a loop dubbing tool unstead of waxing tying thread. This tool is quick and foolproof after you get use to it. 3. Keep your tying table organized and clear except for what you need at the time. Now that is a mouth full! 4. etc., etc, etc. What are some tying techniques or tools that you use to make it simpler and quicker?