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Saltwater Neck Hackle
08-25-2010, 04:58 PM,
Saltwater Neck Hackle
I was told about using the saltwater hackle instead of regular neck hackle because the feathers are so much wider. I ordered some and really like it. Now I use one feather per jig where I was using two or three. I cut about two inches of the tip off then cut the vien of the feather every 1/4 inch or so creating little V's. I then tie three of the V's and the tip. It looks a lot better than the neck hackle tails I've been tying.
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08-25-2010, 07:19 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
I like it Scott. I haven't re-invested in any of the saltwater stuff. Bought too much of the other that I have to use up first. I still can't get away from using a little maribou for the action. I used fox on that little jig swap, and definitely will get some more of that. It has unbelivable action. This guy here even sells some fox strips like the rabbit. Is this where you got your hackle?
08-25-2010, 08:43 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
Those are some nice jigs. I have not been working with much feathers but I have hair everywhere! I'm about like Hunter in that I need to use the feathers I have. Why are they called saltwater hackle, are they treated with something.
08-25-2010, 09:23 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
Hunter - I got the saltwater hackle from Bob Marriott's Fly Shop.
StumpHunter - I think they call it saltwater hackle cause it's larger. I guess for saltwater flies. It costs a little more but you can do a jig with one feather.
08-25-2010, 09:58 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
Looking good
08-25-2010, 10:20 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
LOL I dinb't leave a link. Yes that is the one I thought. He has the fox also.
08-25-2010, 11:42 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
Saltwater hackle is better for tails,regular neck hackle is better for bugger type jigs.Saltwater hackle is normally used for big saltwater flies and they tie them in whole. I would never give up all my necks and replace it with the saltwater hackle. Try tying a 1/16 bugger on a #4 hook with sw hackle,doesn't work very well. Just my $.02 ....
08-26-2010, 10:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-26-2010, 10:17 AM by hunter7711.)
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
What is a bugger? Picture please. Is that a Palmered jig?
08-26-2010, 11:21 AM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
I think it's those green things you dig out of your nose. LOL I've seen palmered jigs on EBay called buggers.
08-26-2010, 08:27 PM,
RE: Saltwater Neck Hackle
It's the name of a fly called a wooly bugger.I tie them on jigs. Yes,it's a palmered jig. Here's a couple pictures. You can call them boogers if you like,but you don't want one of these in your nose.

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