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Drying and preserving hackle for tying flies?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by muddler6, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2007
    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?
  2. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Sorry, no idea here. [​IMG] But I have a question. What type of rooster are you using? What types do you recomend for flies?
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I was wondering about that? would australorps be good? I have 3 going to freezer camp this week.
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    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.
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Aren't the hackles desired ones that are kind of long and thin?

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