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fly hackle sizes 8 - 12

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i went to a local fly shop with a large selection of hackle and saddles. is it me or is anyone else finding it hard to find quality hackle in the larger sizes. i have a ton of necks and saddle hackle in sizes 14 - 20. everything now is being genetically engineered. i like to fish march browns, drakes, and large attractor patterns.
what does everyone here use for the larger flies.

Posted on: 2008/1/21 12:53


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I only buy the 100s pre-sized packs, but then again I am not a prolific tier, so a pack lasts me a year or two. They sell these in 12s, but I am not sure if they go any higher.

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The 100's packs do only go as large as a size 12.

Redrock,
I think the only way to get quality dry fly hackle in the larger sizes is to buy a cape or half a cape. Half cape would save you a ton of money and still give you quite enough feathers for quite a few flies. But the problem is that the cape will have the small stuff too, and if your not looking for that stuff it's like wasting money.

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This is metz hackle in a few colors all sized larger than 12. Not bad for $10.25

hackle link


Sorry for the long address, I'm at work and the link funtion is blocked by the computer.

Posted on: 2008/1/22 7:55

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I think saying you can find it on cabelas web site would have been better then making the thread a pain in the tuchus to read...

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the metz 100's are very nice. I just started doing drys and have found the 14 to work pretty well for sizes 12-16. I found them at Bass Pro for $15 and they only had dun, brown and grizzly and only in size 14. So I need to make a trip out to cabelas or order online.

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i may have to take a trip to cabelas to check them out. im just looking for an excuss to go.

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Tom,
I was going to post extra large pictures, so count you blessings.

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see, now your just posting to get extra stars in your rank.

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_stars++;

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Although Jay is giving it his best..we'll never catch Jack...he must be the all-knowingest bestest rated fisher ever!!!!

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Tom,

Your only a couple smiley/lol posts away from catching Jack. Then you'll be a good fly fisherman too.

Me, I'm only like a quarter the fisherman Jack is, but I'm only a third as good as you (don't tell JayL, but I'm not considering him in the running).

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Sorry for getting this thread off topic. I hate when people do that.

Look at the plus side, I get another post. (I need to go fishing).

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Quote:

MKern wrote:
don't tell JayL, but I'm not considering him in the running


BULL

CRAP!

You think I'm posting all of this awesome information (I gained it as I got more stars) for my health?????

Some people.

No, really. I have a desk job, and our codebase takes at least 5 minutes to compile and load. sometimes, there just isn't anything else to do in that time. That's where my awesome fly fishing skill and knowledge comes from.

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