Re: Palmering hackle?
I always seem to make a mess of hackle, too. One of the things that seem to happen to me is that it is too big. Not that it is too long (but that happens, too) but there simply too much hackle.
I am still an infant at this and this is the first time I ever heard of stripping off on side of the hackle. I really think this will fix one of my biggest problems.
I have also heard of folding the hackle, but I don't have much success in that area for some reason. I think both things sort of accomplish the same thing, in a way, I guess it depends o the situation.
I always have trouble nestling in the wire as I go over the heckle, too. I am thinking the main reason is because I simply have too much hackle there a lot of times.
Thanks for starting this post, Bruce!