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Split forward hackles

The rooster hackles supporting the fly are separated from the thorax into two tufts.
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Split forward hackles
List of materials
Tying thread: brown 8/0 Tails: Coq de Leon fibers Hook: straight from 12 to 18 Wings: a CDC hackle Body: Red thread Ribbing; sintetic strip Hackles: Two rooster fibers tufts
Steps

Step 1

I tie a CDC hackle on straight hook.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 1

Step 2

I wrap hackle around hook, tie it near the eye and cut excess.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 2

Step 3

I shift forward the CDC fibers under the hook and tie them near the eye.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 3

Step 4

I lift the CDC fibers and tie the head of the fly.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 4

Step 5

I take off the fly from the vice and establish le length of wings with a cut.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 5

Step 6

I block the hook in the vice and wrap the tying thread on the hook stem, left side.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 6

Step 7

I take a rooster hackle.

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Step 8

I tear out a tuft of fibers from the cock's hackles, and fix it on one side of the chest.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 8

Step 9

I cut excess of tuft.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 9

Step 10

I tie another tuft on the other side of the chest then cut the surplus,

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Step 11

I tie the tips and a synthetic tinsel.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 11

Step 12

I tie on hook a red thread and do the body of fly.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 12

Step 13

I wrap the synthetic tinsel and tie the final knot.

Fly tying - Split forward hackles - Step 13

Step 14

Finished fly.

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Step 15

Fly front view

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Step 16

Another fly

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Step 17

Fly view from below.

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