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Tying The No Hackle Dry Fly

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The real test is when the fly is cast with a long thin tippet.

The no hackle is a fly that will take highly selective fish in difficult situations where thin long tippets are used to extend the drag free drift. I have found that unless the wings are ABSOLUTELY SYMMETRICAL, the fly will helicopter and spin. The wings act as airfoils and any difference in the size, shape and angle of the wings will cause the flies to rotate as they are cast. The tippet gets twisted which ruins the presentation.

In my opinion this is one of the most difficult flies to tie correctly and few fly tiers are up to the task. I have tried and failed.

Here is a previous discussion of this pattern.


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