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Securing Ribbing
By Steven H. McGarthwaite


When tying flies I have encountered a problem with ribbing. I suecure the ribbing and one of two things happens. The securing of the ribbing causes a bulge at the rear of the hook, or the ribbing comes unattached as I am wrapping forward to just behind the eye of the hook. But the old light bulb came on, and I will share my idea with you.

1. Secure the ribbing at the rear of hook with a few wraps of thread as you normally do.

2. Lift the ribbing up and wrap once around the hook shank.

3. Wrap once over the ribbing.

4. Lift the ribbing up and wrap once around the hook shank.

Repeat this process as many times as you feel it is needed. What I believe makes this method so effective is that the under-wrap causes a bump that helps hold the ribbing more securely. Since I started securing the ribbing this way, I have not had any wire or hackle come loose during the wrapping. This is a great way to secure other materials to the shank of the hook also. Can be used for tails or even for tie off on collars.


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If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Most of this material someone else thought of it before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite parnelli@attbi.com (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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