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#1 BigDaddyHub

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Looking for a magnum hair stacker...any recommendations on makes, models, manufacturers...not looking top spend more than say $25 or $30.....
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:27 PM

I've got the Griffin big one, the anodized blue model. Works good for large clumps of deer hair. I think I paid $20 for it a few years ago. It works as good as any I've used, for what that's worth.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:09 PM

recommendation from a trusted source.....that's the one I've been eyeballin', J. Thanks. Looking to getting into some big flies and need a larger stacker just to save a little time...and I just need a new toy...
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

a tin can would work




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#5 FishAholic85

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

I have got the same one as JSzymczyk.
It does the job, but I would like to try a few others like, Edgin, Renzetti or Dr. Slick.

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#6 letumgo

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:55 PM

I also recommend the largest Griffin model. I have at least a half dozen different hair stackers (copper, aluminum, brass) in a range of sizes. The large and medium size Griffin are my favorite. If I had to recommend only one, it would be the largest size. This size is easiest to work with for long bucktail patterns. If you are tying smaller stuff, or using shorter hair (calf tail), you may want the medium size stacker. I generally use the small size for very straight type hair (squirrel, kid goat).

The large size is also handy for when you want to blended bucktail hair. You can clip different colors of hair into the stacker and then swirl them around inside the stacker to mix the colors together. That is how I formed the wings on some of the "blonde" flies I posted last year.
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:20 PM

I made my own out of wood, I drilled a hole down a piece of wood and carved the outside down, and drilled part way into another piece, put a flat bottom in it, and it works great. though I am going to coat it in polyurethane, to reduce friction with the hair.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:35 PM

I have the blue one as well.....
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:47 PM

I have two large hair stackers. One is a $22 Dyna-King; the other
is a cheap generic black one (don't know how I came by it). My
favorite of the two is the cheap black one.


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#10 Sawcat

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 07:57 AM

A.K. Best Magnum hair stacker is my Favorite, I have and use the medium Griffon, no complaints


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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

My favorite is ether the Umpqa large brass or the DR Slick Large Brass. Both these are a heavy hair stacker. They seem to work better than the lighter weight hair stackers.



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#12 FKROW

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:20 PM

Contact Chris Helm at Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies, he has some very magnum sizes for sale.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (FKROW @ Apr 6 2010, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Contact Chris Helm at Whitetail Fly Tieing Supplies, he has some very magnum sizes for sale.

Regards,
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Yep that's where I got my AK Best Magnum, great guy and a pleasure to do business with!

#14 FKROW

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:52 PM

The AK Best Magnum stacker is now a collectors item.

It is aluminum, very large sized and much preferred to the brass equivalent.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:55 PM

I have all the Dr. Slick stackers including the biggest one that Dr. Slick makes. It's heavy and is nicely made.
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