Fly Hack: Gear Tie, Material Tamer

Get those materials under control!

As most of you can attest, if you've tied articulated streamers or deer hair patterns with a lot of materials in the tail or collar area, it's a pain to get those materials up and out of the way so you can tie in more materials up front.

When I first saw these little "Gear Ties" in Home Depot, I knew exactly what I'd use them for. They're cheap, easy and you can use them for a lot more than just holding materials out of the way.

Plus, they come in all sorts of sizes and colors to boot.

Here's a quick video on how we used it on the Double Wide Cheech Leech