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Old 06-18-2003, 08:22 AM
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I soak the tail in warm water for 15 minutes before I operate. As well a good single edge razor blade is a must. I find that the wrapping is easier if the tail is still supple from the soaking.

One other factor is practice. It seems alot easier to do now that I've tied a bunch of them!

Some guys have told me they sandpaper the pith off the back of the split tail which reduces the thickness of the feather. While I haven't tried it, it makes sense. Good luck.
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