Have you seen any hackle?

June 14, 2011

Frenzy

I saw a article last week about Steven Tyler and how there is a riff between him and fly fisherman for the trend of putting feathers in your hair.  I guess there is a huge trend of hair dressers buying and using hackle capes and putting them in people’s hair.  Now, when I read it I didn’t think really anything of it and honestly I have enough hackle to last me for years but I just heard that a local sports shop that carry’s fly fishing and fly tying goods is sold out for the season.  They have had all the local hair salon hair dressers coming in and buying the hackle to use or to turn around and sell it at their salons.  This post is more for the local followers or fly tyers to give you a heads up that if you don’t want to pay more down the road due to supply and demand cost increases you might want to stock up now if you are running low on your hackle.  If you have a online store or somewhere you know of that still has some hackle in stock please comment on this post for others information.  Happy hackle hunting.  I might just start to raise my own roosters…….

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9 Responses to “Have you seen any hackle?”

  1. Jeff M Says:

    Sierra Trading Post (based in Cheyenne, Wyo.) has some hackle on their site right now. You can search “hackle” or try this link:

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?allwords=hackle&searchdescriptions=True

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    good deal…I am going to check it out.

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  2. Name (required)jeff wilkins Says:

    Who needs tackle…..I run a flyfishing guide business and we are using almost all CDC dry flies . And catching more fish too

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Nice…. can you send me a link to some of your flies? i would love to see them.

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    Name (required)Jeff Wilkin Reply:

    If you had rather have some flies in hand I would rather send those if you provide a mailing address. Free of charge

    thanks
    Jeff

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    thanks, i would love that…

    brent ramey
    1548 west 50 north
    pleasant grove, utah 84062

    Name (required)Jeff Wilkin Reply:

    Sure thing Brent,
    will send you some flies

    you have a great blog would like to link to it. Our sites:

    http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com
    http://www.jeffwilkinsflyfishing.com
    http://www.jwflyfisher.wordpress.com

  3. Jake Says:

    Steven Tyler looks like the Osprey nest on the bubble land bridge! rope, feathers, bones, chunks of all sorts of crapt hanging from that guys mane.
    dude looks like a lady.

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  4. cliftz Says:

    There was a big write up in a NYC daily about how the feathers are now being used in the hair, keychains, nic nacs, etc.

    i remember this in the early 70’s and late 60’s. I think it’ll pass… ;-p … but hackle dealers in NYC have bumped their already crazy prices upwards for premium capes.

    I still have plenty. But maybe I oughta get a little more…

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