- Apr 7, 2022
- Plum Boro
I have been searching the net for different soft hackle patterns and each one shows the partridge hackle being tied in by the hackle tip, but in Nemes The Soft-hackled Fly 2nd edition he clear shows and talks about tying it in by the stem end. I have tried by the tip method and find I break off a lot more hackles at the tip. I know there are no strict rules in tying but am curious as to how most folks do it and do you notice any difference as to how the hackle behaves if tied from tip or stem?