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Old 03-15-2012, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

I hackle these from back to front i.e. tie in at the eye and hackle backwards, then bring the thread through the hackle to the eye. Not only does it give a taper but the thread through the hackle especially with a badger gives the hint of a thorax with no extra effort. I prefer Hebert-Miner hackle to get this look.

I learnt this technique from Richard Ward, who has a great series of SBS on his blog.

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Hugh
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