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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:29 AM
I just got a new Griffith Hook/Hackle gauge and so far have been unable to grasp the user directions. Are there instructional pictures available or can someone explain what I am looking for when I wrap a hackle around the post? Appearently I'm dense when it comes to figuring it out!
Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:34 AM
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:03 AM
OK, . Next question. When I wrap the hackle around the post, Do I position it in the middle of the hackle or near one end or the other? Thanks for the info.
Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:39 AM
I usually measure mid-hackle. I seldom use a gauge, but when I do, I always
measure against the hook before tying in, as well. Many gauges tend to be off as much as a hook size.
Posted 16 May 2010 - 02:40 PM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:27 AM
for dry flies the hackle lenght should be about 1 1/2 times the gap of the hook.
Fly tiers sure have a way of making things complicated
Don't overthink this! Fly tying is NOT rocket science!