Hackle Shortening SBS (Tutorial)

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Hackle Shortening SBS (Tutorial)

Post by tie2fish » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:22 am

As a result of some requests for a visual SBS covering the hackle shortening technique I have discussed earlier, here is the best I can do ...

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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by Izaak » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:46 am

Awesome job of putting this together! Thank you! You make it look easy. I have 4-5 partridge skins that have found new life!

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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by Rolfj » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by William Anderson » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:36 pm

Holy Crap. I slip away for a couple days and look what I miss. Bill, this is a fantastic series of flies working out this technique and thanks so much for the SBS. Each of the subtle steps make all the difference. This is really nice. Something I will definitely have to fool around with. Much thanks.

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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by crazy4oldcars » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:48 pm

Thanks, Bill. This is exactly what I needed. I was attempting to do this with barbs cut off of the rachis. This is a whole bunch easier.

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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by Kelly L. » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Great SBS, thank you Bill!
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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by zen leecher » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:21 pm

This should be bookmarked. I've seen it before (when I didn't need it). But when I needed it I could never find out where I'd seen it and had to mickey mouse what I thought I saw. I never did get it exactly correct and the hackle showed that.

This is nice!!!!

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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by chase creek » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:43 pm

Thanks, Bill. Time to dig out those skins with the longer feathers left on them!
Very nicely put together SBS.
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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS

Post by letumgo » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:25 pm

Bill - This is an outstanding tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to photograph and share this with us.

I have added a hyperlink to this post in our reference section.
http://www.flymphforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2293

Wonderful job.
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Re: Hackle Shortening SBS (Tutorial)

Post by DUBBN » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:04 pm

Fantastic Bill. I will put your technique to use in short order. Very well done!
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