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Old 08-15-2003, 04:08 PM
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Sean,

The hackle (that goes for all 3 colors) is nothing more than Chinese Rooster Hackle for Hareline Dubbing. The Whiting American Hackle that became available last year has more feathers/cape that are of the same quality and size.

The secret to making hackle look like this is to tie it in by the tip and wind at least 5 turns at each hackle location. The fly pictured has 7 wraps of hackle at each location. By tying it in by the tip, it is easy to double the hackle as you wind it; thus, the hackle flows backward over the fly.
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