Originally Posted by David Knapp
Shawn, why do you like to bend the eye upwards? Just how the fly sits on the water? Great patterns by the way. Love that nymph pattern as it looks nice and easy but definitely still killer...
It helps to put the body down in the film once the hackle has settled in the water. Basically; keeps it from leaning right or left and accentuates the body line. It is amazing how many dry patterns actually rest sideways, upside down, etc.