Published Oct 21. 2017 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Oct 21. 2017

Tie Like a Pro, Ep. 3 Working with Hackles

For the longest time I struggled with getting hackles to lay correctly, either for the tail or fins - my feathers would often twist away from the orientation I intended, or my feathers would twist when I'd go to palmer them - reversing the concavity....Episode 3 of Tie Like a Pro is all about working with hackles! In this episode we are going to look at differences in Saddle Hackle vs. Schlappen, tying in hackles vertically and horizontally to achieve desired affects, figure 8-ing hackle and the importance of controlling concavity for fly durability, as well as some minor differences in palmering materials from their base to tip/tip to base and its affect on fly silhouette and bulk.

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