|of a palmered schlappen feather. On a size 2/0 hook a standard feather would be fine, when you put it on a diameter of
tube that is often 3 or 4 times as thick as a hook into the equation, that same schlappen feather now needs to be much
bigger and longer. This is often the frustration that most beginner tube tyers face....."running out" of feather before the
fly is finished!
We have spent the last few years locating many sources of premium feathers more suitable for tubes.