Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:26 AM
I can confirm Crackaigs band tool works well for many areas you want to hold back part of the fly. Using different dia bands helps for smaller or bigger hooks.
As far as the hackle goes also agree buy the cheaper Chinese ones and they tend to carry the larger feathers your after.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice" Heraclitus, 5 B.C
Based Scottish Highlands. UK
MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.