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    do you find ribbing with tinsel is as secure as wire?

    i've just been tying some bumbley type flies and was wondering

    i tend to rib first with tinsel then wind the hackle and fix it in with wire, but sometimes it looks like there is a bit too much going on.

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    I prefer to tie the palmer hackle in at the tail by the point with the tying silk before dubbing the body as I find it slips from under the rib too many times. After tying the body I reverse palmer the hackle, rather than go over and under I go under and over, so that the rib still binds the hackle down as it is tyed along the shank. I do that on all palmered and ribbed hackle flies, that way they don't fall apart quite as often
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    Great fly for those far of places. One of my best ever days fishing loch ba was with a cast of 3 blue zulus i tried to chop and change through the day but on this day this is what they wanted. I allso read many years ago that the blue hackle in the fly actually looks more of an olive colour to the trout in peat stained water so i tried this in my 5 foot amazon tetra tank in the house and it does change to olive when viewed from below ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishtales
    I prefer to tie the palmer hackle in at the tail by the point with the tying silk before dubbing the body as I find it slips from under the rib too many times. After tying the body I reverse palmer the hackle, rather than go over and under I go under and over, so that the rib still binds the hackle down as it is tyed along the shank. I do that on all palmered and ribbed hackle flies, that way they don't fall apart quite as often
    Not a method I favour fishtales, I rarely have the hackle slip out from under the rib.
    Thanks for your reply though, it lets others see there is more than one way to skin a cat.
    I always say there is no right or wrong way to tie flies, only a different way.
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