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How to Create a Neat, Small Head on a Fly (45 of 56)

Nothing ruins the look and the action of a good fly worse than a lumpy, overly large head. As Tim notes, one of the keys is using smaller thread, but you’ve also got to be careful how you cut the butts of your wing material and apply adhesives. Follow Tim’s directions, and you’ll soon be creating slim, proportional heads that will impress both your fishing buddies and the fish.
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