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by SightCast
Thu May 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Fly Tying
Topic: Why does my dry fly hackle fall forward the closer I get to the eye?
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Re: Why does my dry fly hackle fall forward the closer I get to the eye?

Reknirt, A good way to prevent this is to strip or burn one side of the hackle. With fibers on both sides of the quill, the side facing the hook shank causes resistance when being wrapped and causes the feather to twist. As you get to the finer part of the quill it will twist easier. Another good wa...