I've been reading up on some of the dubbed body soft hackles and it seems for the most part the tying silk is split. Since it's a 3 ply the split is 2/1. Anyways I find splitting a tiny little thread hard. One issue is I can't see which way the thread is wound in order to unwind it and getting the bodkin point to split the threads. Well, once the thread is split and the dubbing is inserted, it makes for a sparse, nicely dubbed body. I imagine it will get easier with practice once the winding direction is determined. On one of the SBS pages Hans splits a 12/0 thread. I'm whining over splitting a 3/0. A 12/0 should be a real chore to split or a very thin pointed needle.