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Old 10-20-2006, 12:35 AM
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Another tip for having a smaller head on hairwing: tie in half to 3/4ths of the wing before the hackle and clip the butts, then tie in the hackle and wrap it, followed by tying in the final 1/4 to 1/2 of the wing. This means you are forming the head over a lot less material and also makes the wing look fuller without having more bulk; thus producing a sleek, swimming fly.
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