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Wanted for Trade: Dry Fly Hackle


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#1 samsonboi

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

Hey, I'm 15 and on a limited budget; that being said, I've got some stuff to trade- I can tie some killer CDC caddis and I have a one-tip Montague rod in need of a total overhaul. It doesn't have Montague on it but that must have been scratched off; according to the CFRF the reel seat and winding style identify it as a Montague. I need grizzly and ginger, and I could sure use dark brown. Badger would also be nice. I'm looking for the higher-grade Whiting/Hoffman/Hebert-Miner stuff, but if anyone recommends any other good sources I'd be game to try them.



#2 mikechell

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:56 PM

Sales on the "Trading Floor" require 40 previous posts.

Since this is a "trade" and not a "sell" ... it's approved.  Other moderators might come in and delete the thread soon.


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#3 vicente

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

Try Collins hackle farm, get the grab bag for 60$ you get 4 different colors, it's pretty decent not whiting but ties nice flys just the same. You'll have to mail him a check or money order it says no color choices on the grab bag but if you ask nicely he might just put in what you want.

#4 TIER

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 04:37 PM

I have I whole wing of black hackle, If you want it. I'll post pictures of It when I get the chance.


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#5 flytire

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

might be best to find a source of income to fulfill your fly tying needs


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:28 PM

I have I whole wing of black hackle, If you want it. I'll post pictures of It when I get the chance.

 

dry fly hackles do not come from wings unless the birds in alaska are different than the rest of the usa


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#7 mvendon

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:54 AM

I would go this route if you're on any kind of limited budget. These more than likely will work for sizes 12 to maybe 18. I would contact Bill and ask if he could possibly adjust the color range if you don't see all the colors that suit your needs. The worst he can say is no. You could tie a ton of flies just with 50 saddle feathers and they're good quality if from Metz or Whiting farm lines. Dry fly hackle is pricey. Even if you went the indian neck route, you're going to spend at least $20.00 and more to get several colors and they just don't have the feather length to get all that many flies.  Here's the link

 

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#8 mikechell

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:17 PM

samsonboi ... perhaps you can get those picture of the rod up here.  Then people might stop telling you where to buy what you're trying to trade for.


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#9 TIER

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

The hackle Is actually really good for dry flies. Imma post a picture of it.

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#10 utyer

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 03:46 PM

Quit using your time, energy, and money trying to get "dry fly hackle."  Learn to tie the Comparaduns and other patterns that don't use any hackle, and you won't need expensive hackle for a very long time.  You can tie all kinds of floating patterns WITHOUT the use of hackle of any kind.  The Compardun patterns will represent any mayfly, an Elk hair caddis and an X Caddis pattern will represent any caddis fly.  Foam body hoppers, and stoneflies need ho hackle at all.


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#11 samsonboi

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:19 PM

I tie my own patterns and like classic patterns too. I tie and fish deer and elk hair flies but I tie and fish a lot of hackled ones.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:51 AM

Check your pm ssboi (not sure if it solves your problem, but might)
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#13 TIER

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:40 PM

not intrested in the hackle? Okay, I have some lime green hackle and some grizzly hackle.


Person: "The world's on fire!"

Me: "Well, the lake isn't, so what's the problem?"

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#14 samsonboi

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:17 PM

Is that hackle black or brown? I already have a lot of super nice Whiting black hackle. I can't tell from the picture, but if it is dark brown I am interested. What brand is it? Same for the other hackle, and is it good for dries?



#15 TIER

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

It is black hackle. What are you tying for? Black dry flies work well for trout and grayling. I also have some black dubbing.


Person: "The world's on fire!"

Me: "Well, the lake isn't, so what's the problem?"

A bad pun by James (TIER) Fox