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Hackle Color Pole


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Poll: Hackle Colors

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#1 TitanFlies

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

Mine is between Cree or badger... maybe even a dark dun.
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#2 utyer

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:21 PM

I keep searching for a nice dark dun, with a little brown in it. I have one, but its almost gone.
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#3 Futzer

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:15 PM

Flat olive grizzley, perfect coachman brown, medium dark dun, sandy dun, cream, and perfect grizzley.

So many colors so little time, Cheers, Futzer.
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#4 TitanFlies

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (Futzer @ Sep 5 2009, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Flat olive grizzley, perfect coachman brown, medium dark dun, sandy dun, cream, and perfect grizzley.

So many colors so little time, Cheers, Futzer.


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#5 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:33 AM

you forgot all the above

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#6 Val Schmaus

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:12 AM

I like a natural barred dark dun.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 05:20 PM

I voted dun. I probably tie the most with it, but it depends on what I'm tying. I agree with all of the above as a good choice.

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#8 Chase Creek

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:14 PM

Grizzly and Olive Grizzly, really versatile. Use them a lot.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:38 PM

It really depends on the bug i am imitating. If I am doing a caddis I will stick with the Brown end of the spectrum, mosquito's and gnats get the grizzlies, the blacks and the grays. Mayflies run the gamut, PMD's get a tanish yellow, BWO's a dark grey, DUDE! My brain is startin to smoke, to much to think about!
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#10 ridderbos3

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:07 PM

medium dun baby

#11 TitanFlies

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:19 PM

I wish they had less duns... to many to remember. Ok, not really, but sometimes it gets confusing.
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#12 smallieFanatic

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:47 PM

Even though I use it the least, my favorite is Olive Grizzly. Just a fun color and really looks neat.
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#13 oldsmuggler

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:44 PM

Always Dun.
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:46 PM

I voted Coachman, second would be badger.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:54 AM

Due to finding that the bluegills around here just LOVE the brown hackle peacock, I went for brown. Unfortunately, I've run out, so I'm using grizzly until I can restock!
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