Drying and preserving hackle for tying flies?

muddler6

Songster
12 Years
Sep 12, 2007
474
2
139
Jefferson County, PA
I have a question about preserving necks and sadles for fly tying material. Any suggestions? Salt? Borax? anything else? and where to get it?
 

chickenbuddy

Songster
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
1,370
1
159
Sorry, no idea here.
But I have a question. What type of rooster are you using? What types do you recomend for flies?
 

mom'sfolly

Crowing
12 Years
Feb 15, 2007
5,023
71
308
Austin area, Texas
The first thing my fishing crazed brother asked when I said I was getting rid of some roosters was "can I have the hackles". I had to explain that I wasn't going to kill them, just rehome them. Sorry I can't help you, but you might try googling it. There has to information out there. There is some serious money in hackle production, and entire lines of chickens devoted to it.
 

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