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Default Tying wet fly throats

Here's the method I use for tying in throats on my atlantic salmon wet flies:
First, take one or two hen cape hackles, clean off the fuzz, and snip to create a v-shaped feather:
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tie in under the hook, concave side facing down:
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Grasp the stem and pull thru the loose loops until you have the length you're looking for:
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cut off stem, tie in, and move on to the next step:
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For me, this is far easier than wrapping a hackle, then pulling it down and binding it in and trimming the top. Plus, you get a smaller head this way.

There is a long and pic-heavy SBS on my blog on how I tie my Celtic Beauty, with the above steps included.
Gary
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