17. Set goals! "Tonight I'm going to tie six #18 Adams" or, "Today I'm going to tie ten dozen #18 Adams." Stay at it until your've accomplished the goal. Then quit! If you're a commercial tyer, take a five-minute break every hour. It'll help keep you fresh.
18. Spray all your turkey, goose, and duck quills with Krylon Workable Fixatif. It's a clear spray that dries quickly and holds the individual fibers of a quill segment together while you tie it onto the hook.
19. Use a cork and a hat pin for head lacquer application. This combination is infinitely adjustable - and, most important, it isn't top heavy. ~ A. K. Best
To be continued!
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