Metz Hen Capes

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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:42 pm

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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Theroe » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:47 pm

ForumGhillie wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:56 pm I just got some Black Rifle Coffee delivered in 2 days from Utah to WI... Fedex handed it off to USPS.

No more hackle for me!!! :lol: :lol:
No more hackle? Yeah, right!!!!!!!
Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:47 am

Mailed Vickie's car payment on December 1st from the Carmel Post Office. It arrived in Old Town 19 days later. I can drive from Carmel to Old Town in 20 minutes if I do the speed limit.

Luckily, the 5 beautiful Metz hen capes I ordered from our pal, Jim, arrived in less than a week from Montana to Maine. Still haven's had time to tie anything with them, but maybe tomorrow, once I clear the driveway of the 9 inches of snow that's predicted.
"A man may smile and bid you hale yet curse you to the devil, but when a good dog wags his tail he is always on the level"
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 am

Theroe wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:47 pm
ForumGhillie wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:56 pm I just got some Black Rifle Coffee delivered in 2 days from Utah to WI... Fedex handed it off to USPS.

No more hackle for me!!! :lol: :lol:
No more hackle? Yeah, right!!!!!!!
Jim called me yesterday. Guess what is heading my way? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Variant » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:38 am

ForumGhillie wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 am
Theroe wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:47 pm
ForumGhillie wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:56 pm I just got some Black Rifle Coffee delivered in 2 days from Utah to WI... Fedex handed it off to USPS.

No more hackle for me!!! :lol: :lol:
No more hackle? Yeah, right!!!!!!!
Jim called me yesterday. Guess what is heading my way? :lol: :lol:
More Metz soft hackle!😀

Lou
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:03 pm

Lou, I have no Metz hen capes, nor do I want any. I don't want anymore stink'in capes or saddle. But Jim is sending me a cool Whiting rooster cape, so I lost my will power to say "No!" I also couldn't resist a really cool India rooster cape from Steve Cooper at Cookshill.

My News Year resolution is to fish more, sip more whiskey and buy nothing more, just sell stuff. Of course, i said that last year too, :D
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by DUBBN » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:50 pm

ForumGhillie wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:03 pm
My News Year resolution is to fish more, sip more whiskey and buy nothing more, just sell stuff. Of course, i said that last year too, :D
Amen brother!!!

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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:14 pm

I’ve had mixed results with Metz hen capes. This year I was very happy with a furnace cape I recieved.
Very nice hackle and coloring but a month latter I ordered a black hen and it was a dyed cape of poor quality
that is no comparison to the black Herbert Miner I’ve purchased in the past. I’ll probably give the Metz cape away
To someone who is starting out or trade it.
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:45 pm

NightWatchman wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:14 pm I’ve had mixed results with Metz hen capes. This year I was very happy with a furnace cape I recieved.
Very nice hackle and coloring but a month latter I ordered a black hen and it was a dyed cape of poor quality
that is no comparison to the black Herbert Miner I’ve purchased in the past. I’ll probably give the Metz cape away
To someone who is starting out or trade it.
What is wrong with your Metz dyed black hen cape? I ask that because you are comparing it to Whiting Hebert Miner hen cape.
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by NightWatchman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:18 pm

Well first off the Herbert Miner hen cape is a natural black and yes most natural blacks are not jet black but
as with other materials dyed to black the materials often take a beating in the process. When I get a chance I’ll try to take a picture of the 3 capes and post. I did not get the Metz s capes from Jim to clarify.
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