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Revisit the hackle gauge


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#1 pg637b

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:03 PM

I have recently seen a hackle gauge with the Metz logo on it are these still available and if so where can they be had???

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:10 PM

i use the shank of the hook as a hackle gauge

 

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try doing an online search


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:16 PM

It looks like J. Stockard has them-

https://www.jsflyfis...com/metz-hackle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 mikechell

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:16 PM

Doing a quick search, I don't think the "Metz" gauge is still made.  You might be able to find one on E-bay.

 

Other than that, there are hackle gauges available from a number of other manufacturers.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:31 PM

ii contacted J Stockard and they said it was an old pic (Teaser)! so the search go's on if someone has a email for metz i'll try them?

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:43 PM

Oops ... DF found you one!

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:44 PM

metz is a division of umpqua feather merchants

 

youll have to give them a try


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:11 PM

I have recently seen a hackle gauge with the Metz logo on it are these still available and if so where can they be had???

 

P.G.

 

This older thread has a pdf for a printable hackle gauge

 

http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=41852

 

 

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:31 PM

That's what I use to supplement the hook method
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:01 PM

All hackle gauges are pretty much the same, and any one of the dozens of printable images on the Internet will do just fine.  You can also make your own.  


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:18 AM

oldie but goodie. 

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:20 AM

My favorite:

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:19 AM

I prefer the Whiting one. That said, I'm ordering the Dette Hackle Guage to try out. Just so old school. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:21 AM

When you use the hook gap as a guide, you know exactly what you're getting.  It doesn't depend on who made the hook or any of it's properties.  It's the only way I'm ever done it, so I don't know what I'm missing... ; )


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:08 AM

I use a hackle gauge if I am sizing loose hackles but I agree, there is nothing faster, simpler, more accurate than simply using the hook for proportions.