The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
Hey Eric, few can even tie a size 26 fly. That one looks like it will catch fish to me.
Trout may be much more generous consumers of aesthetics than we sometimes are.
Each barbule looks like a broadsword except that it will continue to get thicker towards the base.
Yeah, the problem with cutting the sections out is that they are often not long enough to use later. I'm too cheap to do that so I just have two sizes of hook out.
.As far as tying small sizes I do not agree with Matt on the lack of the ability to tie a #26 dry fly with a Whiting hackle