Video: How to Make a Simple Hackle-Folding Tool

Here’s the latest installment in the video series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

This week, Tim shows you how to make a super simple tool that will make folding hackles easy and fast. This is great for when you’re looking to create a swept-back collar of hackle fibers. Starting with a basic guitar pick (available for fifty cents at any music shop) and a pair of nail clippers, Tim fashions and easy-to-hold, effective tool that will fit easily in any tying case.

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