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Wrapping hackle behind wings

2006/12/25 16:52
Posts: 94
Is there a benefit to having more or fewer hackle wraps behind the wing on drys as opposed to in front of it? I normally have more wraps in front than behind, not sure if thats right or not, or wether it even matters.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 17:04

Re: Wrapping hackle behind wings

2008/12/16 10:37
Posts: 1247
The way your doing it is correct per a few reference books I have read when first starting out. I believe 2 wraps behind the wing and 3 wraps in front is the general rule.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 19:15
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Re: Wrapping hackle behind wings

2011/9/26 0:56
From around boiling springs
Posts: 181
adams is 2 behind 3 in front for each feather or 4 and 6 for one color normally i go 3 behind and 4-5 in front but that all depends on the quality of the hackle

Posted on: 2012/3/9 0:33

Re: Wrapping hackle behind wings

2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4336
It kinda depends on how close the wings end up being tied in behind the eye. If they wind up closer to it than I really want, I'll put more wraps behind the wing. You don't want to crowd the eye.

Typically, I try to place my wings about one third of the shank length behind the eye. Then I tie 1-2 wraps behind the wing, and 3-4 wraps in front. With less wraps on smaller flys.

Posted on: 2012/3/9 8:38

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