It appears that lots of people have been searching google for “fly-fishing feathers for hair”. I stopped by Discount Tackle today on Santa Fe and noticed that they have a few in stock and thought I would pass the info along to those interested parties. Word on the street is Whiting Farms is not only going to be on back order for the better part of a year, but also their prices are going to go up substantially (I’ve heard in the neighborhood of $150/cape). Go get em’ while they are still around.
Because Beanie Babies weren’t cool enough in the 90’s now we are seeing every wanna be hippie chick rocking hair extensions featuring saddle hackle. If you haven’t seen this yet then you are living under a rock. Our dirtbag contributor Tyler Kendrick who manages Discount Tackle here in Denver has been sold out of various colors for months, and he is not alone. Finding pink, purple, yellow or other random colors of hackle is like trying to score booze in Utah. Women from every salon on the front range have raided our precious fly shops for almost a year desperatly trying to get their hands on the feathers to make the product for their customers. Tyler says that Whiting is essentially sold out of capes, and that it will be up to 6 months before they can get certain colors back in stock. So for those of you that want these feathers for Steelhead flies or something good luck. The feather ladies are going to outbid you and then buy in bulk before you can even get your hands on a secret stash. I urge you to check out this link.
This is a real thing people, I urge you to enjoy this fad from afar, because I for one think it is retarded. I guess it is helping our fly shops out through the slower months though. Carry on.