Here’s a super simple tip for you fly tyers out there. The next time you are working with Krystal Flash, Flashabou, or any other synthetic flash material, leave it in the package! Then, cut a small triangle near the base of package. Now, with your tying scissors reach into the package and pick out the number of strands needed for your fly.
Removing flash from the package this way will make sure to leave your flash in good shape and tidy on the tying bench. Gone are the days of a tangled mess of flash bound together by a zip-tie. Now get tying!