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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM
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Default This is getting out of hand. Hackle bubble.

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:44 PM
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Ya know................I have 3 or 4 whole saddles (cream, grizzly, brown)that are virtually untouched, and another 3 or 4 of the 1/4 saddles(grizzly dyed yellow, grizzly dyed orange, grizzly variant). May be time to look into selling Be right back, I need to go look.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:53 PM
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I've decided to keep them, I guess I just like feeling pretty too much to sell them.

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Old 06-15-2011, 07:38 AM
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There was a story in the Knoxville News Sentinel last week about fly tying materials being used in hair extensions, which was driving the prices up considerably. I guess green weenie ear rings are next.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:00 AM
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Hmmm, I don't tie drys that much, and I guess I could sale my size 18-20 grizzly and make a good bit of profit. But I have morals and it was bought to tie flys with and by golly that's what's gonna get used for!

The poo on a bunch of hair extensions, if my woman wants them then she can go chase and kill bird to get her own.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:01 AM
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I love using Whiting saddle hackle, and thankfully have a supply that should last me a few more years. Hopefully by then, this fad will have passed.

I still have 4 or 5 Metz capes that basically are just collecting dust right now. I switched from capes because they always seemed too brittle and small, and I only used the #14 - 18 sizes anyway. However, I have heard that Whiting has also made great advancements in their capes as well.

Has anybody out there used any Whiting Capes, and how would you compare them to the Metz capes. Feather length, brittleness, barb density, etc.

Flyman, I am directing this primarily toward you...

Anyone else should also feel free to offer your opinion as well.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:07 AM
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Crazy thing is, I've got a very nice metz #1 grade micro barb grizzly saddle, purchased from the creel before they closed, with a price tag on it of $39.95. Good saddles had already gotten pretty expensive before this fad, I hate to see what a full saddle goes for now in a fly shop. I'd say we will never see reasonable saddle prices again.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:15 PM
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i see more and more ladies around UTs campus wearing the darn things....i feel as though the fad is just getting started
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:25 PM
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I guess green weenie ear rings are next.
You didn't know foam flies and hair mouse patterns are couture?

http://www.escalure.com/

Hopefully Byron doesn't find out or he'll start charging $20 per fly.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:58 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Whiting-Dry-Fly-...79936481706587

Grizzly Saddle, $485 and counting...
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