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Old 10-23-2010, 03:46 PM
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Default Favorite hackle brand

I tend to just find the best deal on a good cape and buy it, but I want to see what brands have hooked other tiers. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:10 PM
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I tend to just find the best deal on a good cape and buy it, but I want to see what brands have hooked other tiers. Thanks
My local fly shop stocks Wapsi, and Feather Craft materials. We've been happy with both suppliers. 6 or 7 of us get together on Saturday mornings at the fly shop to tie flies, eat donuts, and tell lies, while we're tying. Great camaraderie for fly flingers.

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:52 PM
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This is one area not to skimp on... I like Whiting Hackle....
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:12 AM
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Yep, Whiting.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:55 AM
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whiting, still have some hoffman from 25 yrs. ago.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:21 AM
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I have to agree that I like whiting a lot. I did pick up some Keough master grade hackle from the Sevierville Orvis store for half price. It is really nice as well. Good stiff barbs on the cape.

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:55 AM
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Yes to Whiting, forgot to mention that one also.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:20 AM
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The hackle I use the most is Collin's hackle. Stiff barbs, great density, thin stems and reasonable prices.

It have talked with Collins and have been to his farm to see his operation. He test everyone of his chickens at least fifteen times before he harvests them.If during the growing season the feather starts to twist, well it's to the cook pot.

He also does his own dying and the dyed colors are hard to tell from natural.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:03 PM
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narcodog-

Thanks for posting, and again welcome to the Forum.

I'm not familiar with Collins, haven't seen it in catalogs or fly shops. Where can you get them?

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:12 PM
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Collins Hackle farm is in Pine City,NY and is very popular in the NE. He has a web site but you can order by phone.

Great Feathers.com in MD carries his products as does Catskillflies.com.

He is a one man operation and has been in the business for over thirty years. Some of his original stock came from Harry Darby, Doc Fried and others.
Give him a call tell him what you are tying and he will fix you up. Unlike other growers he has been a commercial tyer so he knows the business.

http://www.collinshacklefarm.com
http://www.greatfeathers.com
http://www.catskillflies.com
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