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    I'm looking at getting some hackle, but they are extremely expensive, so I'm looking for 1 or 2 people who may be interested in sharing with me, that way, we bring the cost down a little.

    Or...

    If you have some hackle and would like to sell off a piece, then please send me a PM.
    Daryl Human

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy View Post
    I'm looking at getting some hackle, but they are extremely expensive, so I'm looking for 1 or 2 people who may be interested in sharing with me, that way, we bring the cost down a little.

    Or...

    If you have some hackle and would like to sell off a piece, then please send me a PM.
    Dizzy,

    What kind of flies do you want to tie and in what sizes ? If it's a whole variety of sizes and flies then have a look at Keough Capes. These are very good value at around R225 - R325 per cape.

    Regards,
    Darryl
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    I thought someone would ask that! I want to tie some klinkies, holsloot spinners, and RABs in sizes 14, 16, 18. (Can't manage the 20's and 22's yet)
    Daryl Human

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy View Post
    I thought someone would ask that! I want to tie some klinkies, holsloot spinners, and RABs in sizes 14, 16, 18. (Can't manage the 20's and 22's yet)
    Then the Keough Capes are the way to go. The Whiting and Metz are very nice but bloody expensive - not worth it in my opinion.
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

    Reap the Whirlwind - WM

    Paradise = A 3wt Rod & a fist full of someone else's #32 parachutes

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    Thanks Darryl, I'll check it
    Daryl Human

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    has anybody tried the conranch hackles: http://www.conranch.com/

    They probably wont be available locally but i think you can order them from the website. The americans seem to rate these capes.
    "So here’s my point. Don’t go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish that’s dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Have a look at Whiting (preferred) or Metz saddles. They'll also set you back between R230 and R300. A good saddle has enough feathers for hundreds of small flies. Lovely stuff! The stems of Keogh capes can be a bit stif and thick, so be sure to have a good look at the cape, skould you wish to go that way.

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    Dizzy

    The best value for money is propably the Whiting Super Saddles. You can get half a saddle in Bronze grade for about R 250. This cape will tie thousands of # 14 and #16 flies. The cape will also have quite a few # 18 feathers.

    Cheers
    MC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    Dizzy

    The best value for money is propably the Whiting Super Saddles. You can get half a saddle in Bronze grade for about R 250. This cape will tie thousands of # 14 and #16 flies. The cape will also have quite a few # 18 feathers.

    Cheers
    MC
    Hi MC,

    Where do you get them locally at that price or do you import them ?

    Thanks,
    Darryl
    “Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you” ― Lemmy Kilmister

    Reap the Whirlwind - WM

    Paradise = A 3wt Rod & a fist full of someone else's #32 parachutes

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    I had a look at some of the shops the other day and the cheapes I could find was R485, for the life of me I can't remember which brand it was though .
    Daryl Human

    The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. --John Gierach

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