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Dressing Treble Hooks

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Where can I purchase feathers & reflective mylar flash, I want to dress my own treble hooks, sizes 4 & 6. Is there a certain feather type or size, or I cut the feathers to size? Thanks for All Ur Help...Mike

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Most common feathers are strung saddle hackle or strung marabou. Just make them 1 1/2 times the length of treble hook & tie them on. You can pick up feathers & flash material at Cabela's, Bass pro shops. Just google fly tying material you will have a large selection of shops.

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Check for fly tying materials on Ebay as well. I have been able to buy saddle hackle

and Flashabou, Krystal Flash, and about every fly tying material imaginable in bulk from

sellers on there at fairly reasonable prices. Only thing is you will probably need to set

up a PayPal account to make purchases as Ebay bought PayPal and now requires payment

through that method. You can contact most sellers about other forms of payment, such as

Money Orders, before you place a bid on their products as well.

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Something else you could look for is the cheap stuff that you sometimes find labeled as Chinese neck hackle. It's stiff and it's usually got a really nice curve to it - it would be fine for dressing hooks you're going to be using on a plug or jig. It also doesn't foul as easily as the more flexible stuff. You can find flash just about anywhere that sells tying materials. In addition to the other places mentioned, you could also try Feather-Craft; they give pretty good descriptions of the stuff they sell, which you might find useful.

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