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Smolt 01-29-2004 09:30 AM

"Black Death"
 
When tying the "Black Death", are the hackles tied curving out or in? Thanks.

Capt. Mel Simpson 01-29-2004 01:05 PM

Smolt,

I've seen it tied both ways, with turned out splayed cape feathers and turned in or out using saddle feathers.
I personally prefere the splayed look to my tarpon flies, using 3 feathers on each side, 2 black 1 red.
Getting the feathers to lay tightly against each other requires good quality skins, I use Whiting American.

Mel

Smolt 01-29-2004 01:34 PM

Thanks Mel.


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