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    Default Hackle Folding Tool

    Below is Tim Flaglers version of a simple hackle folding tool for laid back collars on a variety of flies




    i no longer play guitar so i have no picks laying around the house

    so i improvised with a bread bag plastic closure (follow the directions in the video to use the tool)




    note: there are multiple ways of folding hackle (most tyers will never need to do this), the above is just 1 more way
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

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    This is a great tip Norm. I’ll have to try it out.


    “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”
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    Double post.


    “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”
    ~Zane Grey

    " . . . shouldn't a man stand on his own two feet and catch his own steelhead? Maybe put out some effort and find his own fish just for the fun of it?"
    ~Syd Glasso

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    Default Re: Hackle Folding Tool

    Timely and extremely helpful tip this is Norm, I was just demonstrating how to make those Wilkinson styled tube flies to a man yesterday evening. Part of the build, an important part, is that they get 2 collars and you want them thick and full. I struggled to get nice collars blaming it on being watched but will be making my own version of this little device today

    Thanks!

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    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

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    Great Tip. Thanks!

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