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Some good looking hackle !!!

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The subject of hackle has been bandied about a bit as of late so here’s a pic I took a few years ago after attending

the fly tying emporium down in Jersey where I had a nice chat with Charlie Collins.

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Mr. Collins's hackle is indeed very nice. Don't have any as of now, have used it before. It was great.

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These are commercial grades !  and I not going to say what I got them for but I will say I consider it one of my best fly tying buys.

 

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I too dig the Collins hackle.  My last order in late February was Dark Barred Ginger and Dark Dun and they are really nice. I like the ones above too.  Will be tying some Parachutes in a short bit with them so your topic was timely.

 

Take care

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Those colors are really nice, aren't they. What's the basic size range of a Collins commercial grade neck, if you don't mind my asking... And do they tie on dries better than Keough & Metz?

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I have 4 of the commercial ones from a while back, great feathers for the price, I wouldn't mind grabbing a couple of his higher grade ones but I almost entirely tie for swaps these days especially when it comes to drys as i have very little opportunity to pursue trout.

Chug i think with the lowest grades I could tie just about any size dry I felt like, they're slightly less nice than my whiting high and dry imo, but not much.

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3 hours ago, Mogup said:

These are commercial grades !  and I not going to say what I got them for but I will say I consider it one of my best fly tying buys.

 

Why not? Expense was a major contributor to the bandied about conversation. In fact it was the main point. 

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Okay Poopdeck I got them at a show price for 15.00 each !

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1 minute ago, Flat Rock native said:

oof

On his website he has them priced at $20 or four for $60 (but he gets to pick the color) so that is not too far off. I am thinking I'll will check into getting some in the next month or so. I wonder how they are to tie with?

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