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trimming deer hair flies
Posted 10 September 2003 - 02:06 PM
When triming hair flies such as Dahlberg's or Campbell Divers, it is all too easy to accidently trim of tailing or hacle material. Here's a neat little trick to prevent stubbing your fly.....after tying in the hackles and tailing materials, and before you begin to spin the body, take a peice of lead wrap and loosely tie down the tail. This will push the tail down and out of the way when you begin timming and will prevent a loss if you slip or just get a little carried away. After trimming, simply unwind the lead, and you still have a perfect tail.