OK, so I've recently committed myself to tying a few flies for a swap. I'm tying Griffiths gnats, and I know they're super easy to tie, but I decided to try something a little different this time. I'm braiding the Herl together to form a small rope. Does anyone do this? I'm very new to tying, and I like coming up with new ideas, but I'm guessing this is nothing new. Are there any other little tips like this that anyone would like to share??