Originally Posted by noreaster
Thanks, no prob.
I was thinking less thread and less material peeking out around where the thread meets the brass.
I've always had that problem when trying off boots close to the bead on the prince nymph. After the material is secured with a couple wraps, try pulling the waste end back, toward the rear of the fly, and put a couple locking turns in then clip it close. The you can go finish off the little collar with 3 or 4 turn whip.
Its a lot easier said than done on little hooks. A clean, small tie-off behind a bead head is one of the trickier tricks in tying, in my opinion.
This makes me want to tie some flies. I've been consumed with my rod project and haven't tied in awhile.