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A parachute fly tied with whiting farms hackle.

 

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I would like to know so in the USA you have same the problems to find necks and saddles of whiting farms. I contacted the distributor in France and it has many difficulties to have these products.

 

have you information on this problem?

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I haven't noticed any problem. I bought 4 Whiting capes quite recently. It is possible that this year's harvest is still being processed. (I believe they harvest their skins late in the fall.) This might affect overseas availability if your suppliers have reduced their inventory (as many here have) due to the weak economy.

 

Very nice fly, by the way. Great body profile. Is that a Klinkhamer hook?

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Whiting hackle is all over the place here in the USA.

 

One MORE reason this is the best place in the world. :headbang:

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Aucun problème ici puisque c'est une compagnie des Etats-Unis, vous pourriez devoir attendre la nouvelle moisson pour se transporter en France. Nous avons de grandes plumes, mais vous prenez la meilleure nourriture. Peut-être essai par l'intermédiaire de la poste du R-U ?

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Aucun problème ici puisque c'est une compagnie des Etats-Unis, vous pourriez devoir attendre la nouvelle moisson pour se transporter en France. Nous avons de grandes plumes, mais vous prenez la meilleure nourriture. Peut-être essai par l'intermédiaire de la poste du R-U ?

Personally, I think saltydog is way off base on the 'best food' comment (I much prefer Italian), but France does not have a Whiting distributor as far as I can tell, which might be the problem: http://www.whitingfarms.com/new_dealers/index.php?l=6#c44. You might want to contact one of the European distributors and ask if where you can order the product regionally.

 

Even in the US, finding Whiting products can be hit or miss -- especially considering how many different products they produce. Ironically, I repeatedly hear the rumor that the best stuff goes to Japan, which considering the exchange rate makes a lot of sense (but is REALLY annoying if true).

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There is a distributor in France for 15 years. I was responsible for the distribution of the products whiting farms during 12 or 13 years. The deliveries were good as well as the sales. But one year they changed the name of Hoffman by whiting farms and to change the graduation. The sales crumbled.

My company was delocalized and the distributor changed. It assure me that the deliveries are very difficult, in all Europe. I seek the leon saddles which is products extraordinary to tie may flies but it is impossible to find in Europe. The hebert necks are for me most beautiful, of an extraordinary quality. I regret much more being able to find these products.

You can make a turn in the farm whiting farms here:

 

http://www.jpdessaigne.com/Galerie_photos/...yagewhiting.htm

 

 

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It's easy to find Whiting Silver saddles in the US. The rare one is the gold neck. Most of them got shipped to Japan.

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KanKan,

 

Try ordering from these sources. I'm sure they ship internationally. If they don't have what you want, ask them to special order it.

 

Bearsden.com Whiting Products (all hackle lines)

 

BearsDen.com Whiting Coq de Leon Hackle

 

Line's End.com

 

J Stockard

 

Ray

 

thank you very much for the links.

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