Ya think? If you link onto Charlie's Flybox online store... note... he'll sell you hackle if you tie flies... not hair extensions...720fly said:price of $2.95 flies are going to be $20.00 pretty soon
Is this for real? The country is out of hackle b/c of hair dressers? All the chickens need to grow up? This sounds impossible, but I guess in this small industry it could happen. Seems kind of funny to me, but sux as I was going to buy my first expensive cape next month (no more random feathers from my friend)Silent_Light said:Everyone is out. Gotta wait for the chicks to grow into roosters.... 2012 is the next time you'll see any quantity again. The planet got bought out. There are a finite number of chickens that the hackle is harvested from, theres never been such demand.
SOME shops have a few grizzly saddles under the counter - get some dye and do what you can. For the most part - theres simply nothing left but browns and other plain hair colors - no grizzly in any color.
Bet she had a nice "saddle" >COCarp said:The chick that cuts my hair knows i fly fish and tie. She offered to trade me the bottom half of my saddle for the upper part of her saddle. Apparently the smaller/shorter feathers we use aren't sufficient for hair extensions.
She did have tons of pheasant which I don't see selling too well. She also mentioned that she needed pink and purple. Now that's how you make money. die your hackles and sell them for twice as much.
I can't believe my half saddle would go for over $100.00 that's ridiculous.