- Tyler Legg
- Charlotte, NC, United States
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
As a fly tyer, both commercially and non-commercially, I've grown a bit worried with this whole hackle extension fashion trend. Metz and Whiting were apparently not prepared for this sudden rise in demand for hackles. The fad started well before Steven Tyler displayed them on American Idol. To my knowledge, Steven did remind people feathers look great when you stick them in your hair.
|That's enough hackle to tie at least 3 dozen Para Adams.|
If this fashion trend continues, we could be looking at an increase in the price of flies. We all thought gas prices were (and still are) bad enough. Now we may be facing some pricy flies to top it all off. It's a waiting game. A nervous, hoping-for-the-best kind of waiting game.
Microbarbs are apparently the most sought after hackles, so if you tie with them, it may be a good idea to stock up now.
What do you guys think about all of this?
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