I hate the damn beast fly. And I hate that Andre has made me feel like I need a fly box full of them. And for making me obsessed with them. Somewhere between reverse tying, getting superglue stuck to my fingers and wasting thread on thread dams I decided there had to be a better way (for me at least). Trying to get perfect bucktail distribution around a single piece of mono that you’re holding in your hands, while reverse tying is a hell of a dance. And its slow. I dug around for some silicon tubing I had collected for tube flies and crab keels and thought maybe I could use that to flare the bucktail and tie natural direction rather than reverse tie. That way I could push up to give a desired amount of flare once the fly was finished to “tweak” the silhoutte. Once happy I can superglue in place and its done. It also halved my tying time on the beasts.