...HELLLLLLLLLLP! Wooley Bugger hackle!
I bought some strung Chinese saddle hackle (black) to tie some black and orange buggers (for brown trout and small mouth). Well the hackle fibers are waayyyyyyyyyyyyy too long (~ 4x the hook gap on a size 8 streamer hook). I've tried trimming them down to a more appropriate size, but they still don't quite look right. Anyone got any suggestions, other than going out and trying to buy some better quality hackle??
ALSO: Anyone got a link to a site with a nice tutorial for a autumn splendor?