Folding Feathers

flytire

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every now and then there is a need to to have that swept back look with hackles and other feathers

here is one way out of many to achieve that look

this is a simple fly tying technique someone might want to learn

yes it adds time to tying your fly but who cares!

Folding Feathers | Global FlyFisher

another method

another method using foam block

Folding Hackle is really simple if you use the Joe Ayres foam block method. Start by getting a block of foam (the kind you find wrapped around computer equipment to protect it in shipping) about 3"x3"x10" long. Cut 1/2" deep slots in the foam -- you should be able to get about a dozen slots in a 10" piece of foam. To fold the hackle all you have to do is insert the feather's stem in the slot and the hackle is folded. I like to fold a dozen at a time and then tie flies
 

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Good link. It doesn't actually say it in the directions, but the feather looks somewhat "wet" after folding. Should the fingers be wet for this procedure?
 

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every now and then there is a need to to have that swept back look with hackles and other feathers

here is one way out of many to achieve that look

this is a simple fly tying technique someone might want to learn

yes it adds time to tying your fly but who cares!

Folding Feathers | Global FlyFisher

another method

another method using foam block

Folding Hackle is really simple if you use the Joe Ayres foam block method. Start by getting a block of foam (the kind you find wrapped around computer equipment to protect it in shipping) about 3"x3"x10" long. Cut 1/2" deep slots in the foam -- you should be able to get about a dozen slots in a 10" piece of foam. To fold the hackle all you have to do is insert the feather's stem in the slot and the hackle is folded. I like to fold a dozen at a time and then tie flies
Good stuff Flytire... Thanks for posting!
 

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