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Old 01-02-2004, 04:35 PM
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John,

The best way to tighten up the hair at the front of your fly is through using a hair packing tool of some sort because it is nearly impossible to get enough pressure with finger tips alone to pack it tightly at the front of the hook. You will notice that when the hair is packed tightly at the front, the hair will be flaring toward the hook eye and will have to be pulled back out of the way to finsh the head.

Also, using something like Fleximent on the thread after each bunch is flared and packed will both prevent the hair from sliding on the hook, and make for a much more durable fly as well.
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