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Fly Tying Tips – Thread Control

Posted by Drew Chicone On March 3rd

Fly Tying Tips

 This is the Fifth installment of  Feathers – Tip’s, Trick’s & Common Mistakes, which can be downloaded FREE from www.saltyflytying.com

Cinch Down Buy Pulling UP

The direction and amount of thread pressure applied is very important when it comes to controlling the material and achieving  the desired result.  By pulling UP, you are applying pressure on the bottom of the hook shank and pinching the thread against  the underside of the of the hook.

 

Feathers are Pinch in the Direction You Apply Pressure

This results in forcing the feather to be pushed up and secured tightly on the top of the hook, instead of rolling them to the far side of the hook.    You can see that the the sides and bottom of the hook are clearly exposed, the feather did not shift or roll at all.

 

 

 

Download my free eBook by clicking the icon to your right to read the rest of my fly tying tips, trick’s & common mistakes.

 

Keep Your Wraps Tight & Feathers Straight

-Drew

 

 

 

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