Thanks for the advice. One question though: what is the packing tool really used for and how would I use a washer. I assume that I would just use the washer to squash down a clump of hair that I am trying to attach to the hook shank before I wrap the clump?
Thanks to all for the advice!
And John, maybe I should join the UFT. For now maybe you can just show me some of your tricks at the Marlboro show.