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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
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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.
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