Can any of you saltwater tiers share some tips on the best way to taper the tails of a pattern when using synthetic materials? For example, let's say you were using slinky fiber or similar to tie a sea habit or even clouser and you wanted to get a nice tapered tail. What's the best way of achieving the right effect? Are tapering scissors the answer or is there a simple method?

This is for a donation fly box, so it really is a cosmetic question, more than a practical one, but this is an annoying problem I've had since I started tying larger striper patters. It is easy enough to get the right look with bucktail, but I find the synthetics quite puzzling.

Thanks in advance.