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    Scotfly, I wrap the hackle around the post in the "normal" fashion, not through the post - I agree re the trapped fibres . Sounds like a real messy business..........

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    It takes alot of practice to tie the hackle on the parachutes.
    Cromie

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    Hans,

    Once again I learn a great deal from your site, thank you!

    What is the difference between spiderweb and ordinary tying thread?

    Is it just thinner thread or is it a special material that has extra strength to allow for the fineness of the thread?

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    Cerberos,

    The Spiderweb I am familiar with is a Danville product, listed at 17/0, monofilament, only available in white and (to my mind) too stretchy. Most other tying threads are milti-filament.

    I tie my Klinks with my standard thread, Benecchi 12/0.

    Cheers,
    Hans W

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    I do'm this way. Pretty close to how H v. K does the original I believe. Putting a little bit of head cement on the antron post did help in the beginner stages. I use Gordon Griffiths super fine as thread.

    I find it easiest when tying in the hackle upside down, meaning the outside of the hackle facing downwards.
    Cheers & tight lines,
    Thomas

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