Palmered Hackle

by Lew

Indian Crow

A feather tied to the body of a wet fly by the tip usually doubled, with the top part removed, starting behind the second turn of tinsel and following to the throat to provide movement and translucence while being fished.  It  consists usually of cock neck hackle having sufficient stiffness and strength to withstand the fishes teeth, but not too stiff to restrict its movement

Dry application is similar to wet, only its use is to provide buoyancy and light refraction to the fly. A cock neck, or saddle hackle with very little web provide the qualities necessary in inducing an attack from a fish. It is tied in by the Butt.