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Old 06-28-2009, 12:12 PM
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Default Palmering hackle on a Grifiths gnat?

ok so i tied a grifiths and it was amazing but i never really looked at the hackle direction then i showed it to my cousin and he said that the hackle was pointed the wrong way... mine were pointing forward and he said that they needed to be pointing backwards...does this really matter? thanks
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Default Re: Palmering hackle on a Grifiths gnat?

Here is what a recipe that I've got says. Hackle 1-1 1/2 hook gap; eight to twelve turns; concave side toward you at tie-in. The picture shows the hackle slanted forward.
Wish that I would have had some tied up last trip. Trout were rising but I couldn't tell what they were feeding, unless it was the mosquitos that were feeding on me.
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Default Re: Palmering hackle on a Griffiths gnat?

Like a fish is going to say - no I don't like the hackles facing forward. To me its size, color & shape. I think too much is made over fly perfection. I love the Griffiths gnat and will have to check my gnats to see if I goofed. LOL
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Default Re: Palmering hackle on a Grifiths gnat?

i dont even think the colors matter either light or dark the fish will see a black thing or a lighter color the hackle doesnt matter at all but size does smalled 1s get more hits...i tied up a chartrue 1 with chenile with a 1/8 in. thick hackle but its on a sive 8 kink shank hook:icon_ bigg
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Default Re: Palmering hackle on a Grifiths gnat?

I don't think it makes any difference to the fish , but I was taught (Way back when) to wrap back & forward so the fly doesn't spin on t he cast.....
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Default Re: Palmering hackle on a Grifiths gnat?

You see them tied both ways. As others have said I don't think it makes much of a difference.

One thing that helps though is to carry a small pair of scissors on stream. If for some reason the fly doesn't ride right, or you start getting refusals, you can trim the hackle on the bottom of the fly. It'll sit lower in the water in the film rather than on top, and is not as likely to tip nose forward.

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