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Close is just fine. I use it occasionally, but I can generally not always hackle a dry fly without using it.

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Shipping For information on shipping, returns, our guarantee gaugs more I don’t tie many parachutes, though, so I’m not an expert. I over-hackle them consciously and seem to do all right.

Keep in mind, if you are tying these for yourself, somewhere close will be just fine. If you go all of the way to the next mark, on my gauge that would be two sizes up from the 12, which would gackle a Fly Fishing Professionals call us with questions.

Only registered customers can rate. Don’t waist time hunting all over a used neck looking for a feather that isn’t there.

You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. I use it every time I tie a dry fly. Shorter than what I would use for a thorax tie. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.


You currently have javascript disabled. C Based Scottish Highlands. That’s what I’ve always used as a rule of thumb. For palmered hackle on dy flies, haxkle as an Elk Hair Caddis, I go 1 to 2 sizes smaller.

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We will always do our best to help. You can always use the hook gap as a gauge also. Out of interest what is the rule of thumb for parachute hackles? Sign In Need an account? Otherwise I am with the comments above.

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Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. By submitting this form, you are granting: On mine, just a bit longer than gape hackl. If you are tying commercially, then you want to try and get the same size every time, so you just pay close attention to your gauge, so they are all the same. It is also a much more convenient way of measuring the hackle while it is still on the cape.

It adds consistency to your tying. Will measure from size 8 width of the gauge down to Several functions may not work. If I’m tying a 12 then I will see that the feather tips gauve going just over the mark on my hackle gauge.


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Years ago Dan Bailey sized all the hackles for his hacklee commercial tyers himself because commercial ties required consistency and he wasn’t getting it. I have a cheap Griffin hackle gauge that I have on the post of my vise. Plus I know when I’m out of the size I need.

You’ve got a pretty wide range on hackling. Please understand that we can’t be asked to match a price on an item that you cannot actually buy at the advertised price.

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Mad River Outfitters, Bethel Rd. I can go through a neck or saddle, sort out the sizes, bag them up, label them, and now I have hackles ready to go in size marked bags. Really a matter of preference. I like the old Troth gauge, but if you want it always available, you have to come up with your own way to mount it.

So on a 12 I would use anything from an 11 to a 10 hackle.

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