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Hackle Guard
By Ronald L. Trowbridge, Selma, North Carolina

I have a tying tip that has helped me a lot.

When trying to finish the head on a fly, instead of using a hackle guard, I use a small piece of plastic tubing. I cut the tubing about an inch long, and cut a slit the full length, so it can slip over the hook. That way it continues in the same direction and does not damage the hackle. Different size tubes can be used for different sized flies or hooks. It holds the hackle back very well, and does not damage at all, and helps to finish the head well. Apply head cement before taking the tubing off.

Try it! ~ Ron

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