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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Tom,
Few years back, I went to Aaron's house and tied a few beginner bugs with him.

Stone Man Back to Cave Now



Well.....that explains a lot !! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:35 pm 
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I'm all good,not going to make any unreasonable purchases, especially when I already have two drawers full of hackle at the moment. Not that there isn't always room for more! I think it's to late for my friend though, I may need to send him to South Carolina to the Overbrook fly tying rehab center.


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 Post subject: Re: Conranch Hackle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:37 pm 
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I have some experience with his capes and hen hackle. The hen hackle has tips that are a little more rounded than Whiting and IMO make better wings for dry flies. He doesn't trim the bottom and sides quite as close on his hen as Whiting and Metz, so you get some nice chickabou type feathers and some saddle feathers.

The capes are nice and full of the most useful size feathers in the 10-18 range. The stems are thin and easy to wrap, not much twist either. The barb count on each feather isn't as high as Whiting, but more in line with Metz capes. I actually prefer this type of feather for the traditional Catskills type flies and parachutes. One feather is generally more than long enough to tie traditional patterns, or parachutes. The don't have as many feathers or as many really small feathers as Whiting, but I don't tie many dries smaller than 18 anyway. I think they are a good value for the money.

I haven't seen his saddle feathers so I'm not sure about them. If you tie a lot of heavily hackle attractor patterns they may be the way to go.


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