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Bugs in hackle?

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Was wondering a little about bugs in hackle. What exactly are these bugs and is it something I need to worry about with my hackle?

Posted on: 2012/2/21 21:44


Re: Bugs in hackle?

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I usually put my new hackles in the freezer for a few days to kill anything off. Then I keep them in a tackle box with moth crystals. Little critters are not a good thing to have in the house, especialy if you are married, the other half will not appreciate it.

If you bought them from a store, I would definitely call them and tell them thay have a bug issue.

Hope this helps you out.

Posted on: 2012/2/21 22:09


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Are you guys killing your own rooster/hens?

Posted on: 2012/2/21 22:11


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I do not kill my own I just read some where about feathers having bugs. I'm not even sure what kind of bugs but I sure don't want bugs in the house! Will I be able to see these bugs with the naked eye or are they like microscopic mites?

Posted on: 2012/2/22 20:29
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Re: Bugs in hackle?

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I was speaking more from the angle that whenever I get an animal skin or bird skin that is pretty fresh. I will freeze it.

Posted on: 2012/2/22 21:20


Re: Bugs in hackle?

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Here is an interesting link on fly tying pests
I have been using boric acid powder for years and have never had a pest problem since I started. It's cheap and available at the drug store. And there is no smell.

Posted on: 2012/2/22 22:10






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