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Old 12-01-2008, 02:16 PM
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Default cabelas hackle feather question

hey guys, im looking to get black wet fly hackle off of cabelas.com to tie some wooly buggers and i cant find anything. Do they have wet fly hackle or or something i can use to tie buggers. and if not could you recommend somewhere that does.
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Hi eaglesfn68,

The best that I know about are the Bugger Packs from Whiting Farms. A lot of shops carry them. I couldn't find them at Cabela's. They are tapered saddle hackles. Don't confuse them with the Dry Fly Saddles that are much longer and intended for dry flies

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Default Re: cabelas hackle feather question

thanks frank, what would be a website you recommend for fly tying materials since i dont have a shop close to me.
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Hi eaglesfn68,

Try Feather-Craft in the East and Kaufmann Streamborn in the West.

I can highly recommend these two but they may not be the cheapest. I have bought from them since the mid-seventies and they have good quality stuff. Some items you can buy any where but when it comes to Bucktail, feathers and other similar items these two are high quality.

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Default Re: cabelas hackle feather question

I second Feather-craft. Excellent service. I buy a lot of tying materials from them.
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Default Re: cabelas hackle feather question

hey frank, feathercraft looks great and with 5.00 shipping

i do have a few questions about them though.

i couldnt find a natural pheasant tail on the site. can i replace that with a brown tail or am i looking in the wrong spot for the tail.

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Rods, Reels, Waders, Flies, Fly Tying Materials | Sage Rods | Simms Waders | Since 1955

also i wanted hackle for a wooly bugger. The site is a little confusing. would this do.

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing | Fly Fishing Rods, Reels, Waders, Flies, Fly Tying Materials | Sage Rods | Simms Waders | Since 1955

and im getting marabou. Just wondering how many bugger tails could i get out of it. how does this look:

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Default Re: cabelas hackle feather question

eaglesfn68,
Here is a link to where I got my "Bugger Packs", they were like $14.00 a pkg, and I got one in all neccessary colors.

Awsome quality and feather count.Blue Ribbon Flies
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i stopped by Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. I agree with that they have great stuff.

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Hi eaglesfn68,

Take a look here for Bugger Packs. They are listed under "Feathers" instead of Hackle. That is so they are not confused with dry fly hackle.

Check here for Pheasant Center Tails. You might want to call them to make sure that is what you want. They have an 800 number and are great at giving information.

You should really go on line and order a catalog from Feather-Craft and Kaufmann. These are probably the two best catalogs out there. Gives you a chance to see everything. Use the search function to locate specific items. I find you get better results if you make your search target simple. For instance I found the Bugger Packs with just the word "Bugger".

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