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  1. I don't know anything about flies or fishing, other than commercial fishing. I thought this might be a good place to ask. I'm raising a chicken crossbreed that has developed unique hackle and saddle patterning. It is more delicate and intricate than their Barred Rock father. They are called Rainbow Rock. Should I save the feathers if I have to eat any of these guys?
  2. Is there any advantage to using the UV activated "Goo" as opposed to super glue or head cement.......I know, there is some difference in setting time, however, I have learned that if the item is dampened slightly, super glue will set up almost immediately. My other question is regarding hackle. What is the difference, functionally, between saddle hackle and neck hackle? Is it just size? Is one as good as the other? Is it just where it is plucked from, neck or butt? I'm sure I will have more questions before I learn all this stuff, so, please bear with me........I'm old and slow! Thanks to all that reply for your time and sharing your knowledge.
  3. Hello, Pretty new to fly tying and I'm trying to build up my supply of dry hackle. I have a very nice collection of wet hackle colors but for dry I'm pretty limited. Mostly I'm looking for something things in the 10-24 range for size as well. So to my quesiton. What would be the best colors to purchase in both cape and saddles to give me the best options. I've already settled on medium Dun as most have suggested, as well as natural Grizzly. If you could only purchase 4 saddle/cape combos what would you get? Just to let you know I'm freshwater only but I'll tie anything I can learn to. Thanks, FlyTieDad
  4. What type of hackles are best for streamer saltwater patterns? What company? Where to buy? Neck, saddle? Help!
  5. What are the best hackles for streamer saltwater/warmwater patterns? Where should i buy from? What companies? Saddle or neck? Rooster or hen? HELP!!
  6. Can someone explain the difference between hen and rooster cape, neck, and saddle hackle? I'm trying to tie some decievers but i don't know what to buy?Where to buy it from? HELP?
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