Working with micro-fibbets can be a real pain, particularly for tiers who sport fat fingers (like I do!). But they can really add appeal to a fly, particularly mayflies that depend on that realistic look to attract trout.

The video above offers up an amazingly simple way to properly splay the micro fibbets so you can craft a mayfly tail that looks as natural as possible. Like a lot of tips that Tightline Media’s Tim Flagler offers up, I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t think of this one myself. It’s that easy.

Enjoy the next batch of mayflies using this method. Thanks again, Tim.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt. 

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