Look up Davie McPhail on youtube he is really good and gives a real good how to.I have Dec and Marty's video but didn't see that part yet, better keep watching. It's the bronze mallard slips that throw me for a loop. Is there a guide for how many barbs to put on each side according to hook size?
Watching Davie set BM may only cause more frustration, he makes it look stupid easy. I myself have had some good tussles w BM but I feel like I'm finally gaining. Two biggest things that helped me were to make sure you're tying in at the grey area of the feather and also the less you fart around w the stuff, the better it seems to behave. Good luck, it sure looks pretty when it's done well.Look up Davie McPhail on youtube he is really good and gives a real good how to.