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How to Create Perfect Hackle-Fiber Tails (24 of 56)

Many classic dry-fly and nymph patterns call for tails made from hackle fibers. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right feather, find the best fibers, and strip them from the quil. Then, he has a useful tip for tying in the tail, which will ensure that it ends up right on top of the hook.
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