Swing the Fly Issue 2.4 Spring 2015 - Page 136

Step #5

Set the wood duck veiling to line up with the end of the hook bend. Make 2 loose wraps and pinch the thread between your thumb and index fingers. Slowly pull the thread tight, directly up or down, whichever is preferred.

Step #6

Next tie in your ostrich herl on the far side; the finer the stem the better. Make sure when tying in the herl, the stem side faces downward. Wrap forward until the desired fullness is acquired; 4 wraps usually will suffice then tie off and clip neat.