Hi Kush, other than soaking overnight and the hair conditioner, are there any tricks to the splitting/stripping process for the pheasant? My results so far have been, well, mixed. thxkush said:Tying
note 1: Ringneck pheasant tails are split down the stem with a
single-edge razor, so they can be wrapped as a hackle.
Soaking the tail for 10 minutes in warm water can aid
in the splitting and wrapping process. (I strip the hackle by
soaking overnight in water with a few drops of hair conditioner)