Fly Tying Tips
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.
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