"First when tying off hackle, you should always secure it on the side of the post closest to the hook eye. Instead of wrapping thread over the surplus stem while it is lying parallel with the hook shank, the surest way to tie of the hackle is with the stem coming from the back of the post and lying diagonal over the shank opoosite the direction of the thread."

Caleb Boyle Autumn 2008 "Fly Tyer"