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ljr5 04-22-2014 09:50 AM

Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
Has anyone tried a premium cape/saddle from Hook & Hackle (store brand, rated for 800-1000 dry flies)? I know the shop has a great reputation, and would consider picking up a pack or two. However, there does not seem to be much information about em online. Anyone happen know if they are worth the money (~$55 as of this morning)? Am I better off just sticking with the big name brands?

s fontinalis 04-22-2014 10:14 AM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
cant offer much about H&H, but Collins hackle is certainly worth a look too if you want to go off the beaten track (Not big name whiting or Metz)

jaybo41 04-22-2014 11:28 AM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
Whiting is always my default personal preference, I've just had solid experiences with those feathers. When the hair craze kicked in, I was looking for feathers in a certain color and couldn't find them anywhere. Low and behold H&H had what I was looking for in stock. I've been pleased with them and they're certainly worth consideration if they have what you're looking for.

moucheur2003 04-22-2014 02:19 PM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
If you really want to know, just call H&H and ask who their supplier is. They are pretty helpful over the phone, in my experience.

ljr5 04-22-2014 08:01 PM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
Thanks for the advice! Feeling a little more confident now… will probably give the h&h stuff a try. Not quite sure where to find the Collins; any suggestions?

s fontinalis 04-22-2014 09:45 PM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
Collins hackle farm , search it on Google. You gotta buy from Charlie Collins himself via phone or mail order, no online ordering. Calling is the best way, he'll sort you or with exactly what you need. There are some vendors on the east coast, but they're few and far between

flytire 04-23-2014 04:59 AM

Re: Hook & Hackle Premium Cape/Saddle
there are on line suppliers that carry collins hackle but it might be just easier to call him and get the correct feathers you need.

Collins Hackle Farm

dealers. heres one of many

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