Sunday, September 11, 2011


We came across an interesting article in the NY Times Digest, a mini version of the paper slipped in early morning under the doors of guests of the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY.
It seems some customers at fly shops are not there to buy feathers and fur or other materials to hand tie their favorite fresh or saltwater creations.
Nope, it's women who are looking for brightly colored plumes, hackles and saddles to decorate their hair.
Some shops in trendy upscale areas have had their supplies depleted by the ravaging hordes of women, much to the dismay of serious fly fishermen.
Choice hackle comes from chickens that are genetically bred to produce quality material for fly tying.
This is a revolting development, and hopefully only a fad, like most fashion statements.

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