05-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Re: looking for a specific dry fly hackle technique.
Don't recall the post, but it sounds like the same technique used to tie a wet, soft-hackled fly known as a "flymph" (part fly, part nymph).
For a flymph, you tie the hackle feather in first, just behind the hook eye, near the base of the useable part of the feather (pointy end sticking out out over the hook eye), cupped part facing you...
Next you finish off the rest of the fly per normal (tail, body, rib) and stop the thread where you want the hackle to end.
Then you wind the hackle feather - starting just behind the hook eye - back towards the hook point, palmered style.
When you get to the thread, used it tie lash down the feather (2-3 wraps) and continue towards the hook eye, weaving the thread through the fibers as you go (careful not to mat any fibers down).
When you get to the eye, immediately go to a 4-5 wrap whip finish and snip off the remaining feather tip back where you tied it in.
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