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 Post subject: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:39 am 
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Brown Trout
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Has anyone out there have any experience with this company? http://www.conranch.com

Thinking about putting an order in and wanted to see if anyone else has delath with them and what they thought about the feathers. I typically tie dries from sz12-20. A majority tend to be sz 14 and 16.

Thanks!

Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:12 pm 
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I've bought from them and their honest, easy to deal with. I'm not the best judge of hackle quality so I'll let someone else tell you about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:01 pm 
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Haven't tried them yet. Seen lots of advertisements, but never actually seen one of their capes or saddles. Sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:43 pm 
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No experience but they seem to have a good reputation. (I recall them from my recent obsession with trying to track down some particular feathers - Overbrook coordinated an intervention for me). Might be worth taking a chance on a saddle or two.


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:40 am 
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I was wondering how long it would take for Aaron to get excited over this post! :shock:

Jeff...thanks for knocking him "off the wagon" :roll: I thought I all but had him cured. :(


He's probably up there in his "mancave" with his Ipad perusing thier website like a teenage boy with a Victoria's Secret catalogue! :o

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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:20 pm 
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I've got a mild case right now... I may need to get the number of Aaron's therapist just in case. A friend of mine just suggested that "if we buy it all now, we won't need to worry about hackle ever again" I think it might be to late to save him.


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:28 am 
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JFey wrote:
"if we buy it all now, we won't need to worry about hackle ever again"


Yup....it sounds like your buddy is screwed....but it may not be too late for you.

Do you still tell yourself "I save money tying my own" ?
When your in a fly shop....do you pick up a couple of extra packs of hooks "just in case" ?
after a long trip...do you check the grill of your vehichle for "samples" ?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night with a case of the sweats after a bad fly tying nightmare?
While out on the road...have you ever pulled over and asked your wife "can you go put that in this bag....I'll skin it later" ?


If you can answer "no" to at least three of the five....I might still be able to help you. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:39 am 
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overbrook wrote:
JFey wrote:
"if we buy it all now, we won't need to worry about hackle ever again"


Yup....it sounds like your buddy is screwed....but it may not be too late for you.

Do you still tell yourself "I save money tying my own" ?
When your in a fly shop....do you pick up a couple of extra packs of hooks "just in case" ?
after a long trip...do you check the grill of your vehichle for "samples" ?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night with a case of the sweats after a bad fly tying nightmare?
While out on the road...have you ever pulled over and asked your wife "can you go put that in this bag....I'll skin it later" ?


If you can answer "no" to at least three of the five....I might still be able to help you. :)


Have you ever swerved to hit something?

Funny reasoning behind "we won't need to worry about buying hackle ever again." With therapy, hopefully, he can come to recognize the false choice - was that really one of the things he was worried about? Unfortunately, if he is severely delusional, not sure even Overbrook's voodoo will work on him. Plus, he will just start chasing obscure and overpriced hackle in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
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Christensen wrote:
Have you ever swerved to hit something?




Yeah...but mexicans don't make good fly tying material. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Jeff,
we all are looking for the ultimate hackle. And ain't gonna find it. !!!

But, I suggest that you buy a couple quarter saddles from them and let some of the "Guns" on this board give them a spin. Don't drop the house deed on them in the beginning.

Tom,
Few years back, I went to Aaron's house and tied a few beginner bugs with him. I take no responsibility for creating a monster.

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