Brown Hackles

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Brown Hackles

Post by nfrechet » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:26 am

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Brown Hackle White, Brown Hackle Peacock, Brown Hackle Gray
Brown Hackle Brown, Brown Hackle, Brown Hackle Purple

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Brown Hackle Black, Brown Hackle Orange, Brown Hackle Red
Brown Hackle Silver, Brown Hackle Yellow, Brown Hackle Blue

Reference - Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by Old Hat » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:42 am

Its like trying to pick the best skittles flavor from the package.

Cool grouping of brown hackles and very nicely done!
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:46 am

What Carl said, Norm. Each and every one beautifully dressed. I am especially fond of the peacock bodied flies, simply because I think trout love peacock bodies.
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by ForumGhillie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:29 am

Old Hat wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:42 am
Its like trying to pick the best skittles flavor from the package.

Cool grouping of brown hackles and very nicely done!
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by letumgo » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:59 pm

Taste the rainbow! :D

Lovely series of flies Norman. Your body work is impeccable.
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by DUBBN » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm

If I could only have one flavor of Soft Hackle it would be hen Brown. Even over Partridge
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
If I could only have one flavor of Soft Hackle it would be hen Brown. Even over Partridge
Wow--this should spark some good discussion!

What about starling, snipe, or golden plover?

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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by DUBBN » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:05 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm
DUBBN wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
If I could only have one flavor of Soft Hackle it would be hen Brown. Even over Partridge
Wow--this should spark some good discussion!

What about starling, snipe, or golden plover?

Tight Lines- Ken
What about them? Brown hen has produced better for me than all other feathers combined for over 30 years. It isnt exotic. It isnt cool. It just works. Your experience is probably quite different.
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by redietz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:35 pm

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:32 pm
If I could only have one flavor of Soft Hackle it would be hen Brown. Even over Partridge
That's interesting. I fish brown hackles, I don't think my vest has ever not had at least a leadwing coachman in it for the last half century, and I make a point of teaching the brown hackle peacock in the tying classes I teach.

OTOH, flies tied with them haven't been the consistent producers for me over the years that flies tied with partridge have been. I can always count on the latter to produce a fish or two, even if others flies are a better choice. The former seem to be more in the "feast or famine" class -- I either take the skunk on them or I have a really good day -- there's no in between.

Something else I found interesting was that I had a very hard time finding a brown hen cape at the International Fly Tying Symposium the other day. I think I looked at every hen neck in the place, and only found one that was plain brown. I don't know how to read that: does nobody buy them or do they sell so many that the can't keep a large stock?
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Re: Brown Hackles

Post by redietz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:37 pm

Old Hat wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:42 am
Its like trying to pick the best skittles flavor from the package.

Cool grouping of brown hackles and very nicely done!
I agree. The grouping is an excellent way to display flies. It shows off the consistency of Norm's tying.
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