So I've been messing around with a bunch of different types of materials for creating the hackle that keeps the ostrich/amherst/rhea/etc. standing away from the hook shank. I've tied some flies that look pretty good in softer water, but once they get a little pressure on them they tend to flatten out. The way I usually tie them is to put a ball of dubbing on, hackle on the flaring material, then spin in the big fibers. I was wondering what you all have had success with. So far I've tried: Schlappen Spey hackle Guinea Deer hair Bear hair Goat hair Artic Fox Pre made Puglisi dubbing brushes There's probably a few more in there but I can't remember them right now. What do you use? Does anyone know what Ed's using in the SM video where he ties that purple and yellow with Jerry?