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Tying in The Throat Using The Charles DeFeo Method

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Selecting The HackleCut Out The Throat Section

The Charles Defeo Method.

Select a suitable saddle hackle and strip above and below the section you would like to use for the throat. Snip off the tip.

Tying in The Throat Hackle

Tying in the throat: Tie in the saddle hackle section below the hook, at the point where the thread is dangling. The throat collar should be extend about midway along the length of the hook shank. 

This method works well for flies calling for a throat set under the hook. For flies calling for a collar wrapped around the hook, tie in your hackle as you would for a wet fly and wrap several turns around.

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