Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



« 1 (2)


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/1/24 15:19
From Butler
Posts: 761
Offline
Quote:

jayL wrote:
I bet that someone would split some hackle at the jam. Not me, but I'm sure someone would. The feathered hook is right down the street.


jay: now theres an idea

Posted on: 2009/5/6 23:58
_________________
Eat a Peach.


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/26 9:23
From Petersburg, Pa
Posts: 297
Offline
So you guys buy the strands am I correct cause I am wondering if you buy the strands or the whole neck? Which is better?

Posted on: 2009/5/9 22:56
_________________
You only live life once but if you live it right once is enough


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4293
Offline
If you're serious about tying, I recommend getting the whole neck.
Be cheaper in the long run IMO

Posted on: 2009/5/10 8:42


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/26 9:23
From Petersburg, Pa
Posts: 297
Offline
OK that was what I was wondering cause looking at cabelas catalog they had the necks and the strands and didnt know which one was the one to get.

Posted on: 2009/5/10 9:35
_________________
You only live life once but if you live it right once is enough


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2007/3/25 16:25
From Central Jersey
Posts: 429
Offline
I have built up a collection of the Whiting 100 packs over time. They are not cheap, by the time you get all the sizes. But they tie very well, and fast also. I also have some collins necks.

Main colors, Grizzley, Dark Dun, Light Dun. That gets me pretty far....

Posted on: 2009/5/10 11:25
_________________
MILF = Man I Like to Fish


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4469
Offline
If a bunch of fly tyers organize a buy and do it in bulk you can get a pretty good break on the price , a fellow from Portage who is now out west somewhere used to do that once in awhile , he'd get the orders and the money off of a bunch of us and buy like 50 necks at a time (we knew we could trust him to get what we wanted,application wise) was never dissapointed , but i'll never mail order hackle again , don't get me wrong i mail order other materials and hooks etc. but hackle is too important and expensive to not look at up close and personal.

Posted on: 2009/5/10 16:56


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/7 12:26
From Just left of center on the Mason Dixon
Posts: 69
Offline
sort of off topic, but does age matter? (in regards to hackle)
I have some 10+ year old necks, I'm never sure if it's me or the necks.
thanks

Posted on: 2009/5/11 6:05


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4293
Offline
Yes, the hackle stems get more brittle with age. Making it easier to break them off.
That said, I have a brown neck that's about 25 years old. And I still use some of it's larger hackles for march browns. Just have to wind it very gingerly

Posted on: 2009/5/11 8:46


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2006/9/17 9:47
From WNY
Posts: 286
Offline
Quote:

osprey wrote:
....but i'll never mail order hackle again , don't get me wrong i mail order other materials and hooks etc. but hackle is too important and expensive to not look at up close and personal.


I hear ya.
I thought I was safe ordering a couple of Whiting 100 packs.
Both packs were supposed to be 16's and were labeled as 16's but they were dead on 14's.

Posted on: 2009/5/11 13:48


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/2/6 18:59
From pittsburgh
Posts: 1146
Offline
i know when i need hackle i just go to the back of my closet cause my cat loves my hackle drawer i had to put a child lock on it because he was opening it but still some how manages to steal a hock every so often

Posted on: 2009/5/19 19:29
_________________
fly fishing - an addiction in which no one wants an intervention

-me


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/26 9:23
From Petersburg, Pa
Posts: 297
Offline
Now I have a few brown saddle hackles still are they alright for dry flies.

Posted on: 2009/5/20 13:04
_________________
You only live life once but if you live it right once is enough


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2009/4/26 9:23
From Petersburg, Pa
Posts: 297
Offline
A buddy of mine has some roosters about 5 of them. I told him that if any of them keel over I want the feathers right below the neck. Is it good to use just like that or is there some sort of treatment process that it needs to go through before using.

Posted on: 2009/5/30 10:31
_________________
You only live life once but if you live it right once is enough


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2006/9/23 0:52
From Lock Haven, PA
Posts: 478
Offline
I'm not sure if those roosters will have the same quality of feathers as what you can buy. I know hackle companies hybred chickens/roosters to get quality dry fly feathers.

Posted on: 2009/5/31 10:41


Re: A General Hackle Question

Joined:
2007/4/8 20:43
From SEPA
Posts: 11363
Offline
Skin 'em, salt the skins and hang them to dry.

They won't be as good as a "real" tying neck, but it'll be good enough to tie with.

Posted on: 2009/5/31 15:47
_________________
April 8, 2007 - December 4, 2011.
And why not?



« 1 (2)



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes
No
Thinking about it
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll will close at 2014/10/31 17:56
Comments?





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com