The Ally's Shrimp

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After trimming off and binding down the loose ends you sre ready for the next stage of the wing. Try to keep the turns of thread to a minimum.
Prepare a suitably sized Golden Pheasant tippet feather and catch in with three or four turns of thread.
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Above is the top view of this stage and opposite we have the normal side view again note the minimal turns of thread.

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Trim off the feather close to the eye and bind down with five or six turns, trying to keep things reasonably level for the hackle.
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Prepare a suitably sized hot orange cock hackle feather and catch in as shown. Trim off the excess stem close to the eye, leaving about 2 or 3 centimetres of the stem for binding against the hook.
Catch the tip of the feather in your hackle pliers and right hand and draw the fibres forward. Keep a tension on the feather as you pull the fibres to the left with your left fingers. You should aim for something like the image on the right. 
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