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New England Streamers
First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 14 years ago
Product Review - Ewing Hackles
Raske's New England Streamers
By Bob SkehanOne of the most difficult things for today's streamer tyer to find is suitable hackle for winging Rangeley Style streamers. Historically, streamer tyers had ample supply of complete saddles, or strung saddle hackle for our craft. The push to produce genetic hackle for dry flies hasn't helped our situation any. Most strung saddle hackles commercially available are far too thin, poorly shaped, and lack the web needed to produce quality Rangeley Style streamers. Doug Ewing, of Ewing Feather Birds, has come to the rescue! Two of his products are featured in this review:
Both the grade 1 saltwater saddles, and deceiver patch retail for about $10.00 US. For more information on these and other products available from Ewing Feather Birds.