|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.