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Welcome to CollinsHackleFarm.com. We'd like to thank you for your interest in our line of hackle products. Our goal is to provide you with the finest feathers available at a reasonable price. As you will see, our site is simple. I've never been much for frills: just great service and quality products backed with an iron clad guarantee.
Collins Hackle Farm has been in business for over 30 years, quietly raising and developing a select line of genetically bred tying birds that will rival the bigger names in the market today. Our colors are vibrant--with our feathers having short stiff barbs and a minimum of web. All breeding stock is tested twice to assure you receive hackle that does not twist or break when wound onto the hook. It's a pleasure tying with our hackle due to the slim, subtle quills possessed by each feather.
This line of tying birds comes from Harry Darbee, Dick Bittner, Andy Miner, and my friend, Doc Fried. All of these individuals had a tremendous impact on the hackle market and we are proud to give them the credit they justly deserve.
If you need assistance we encourage all of our customers to contact us. Unlike many growers, we have an extensive fly tying background, having tied commercially for years. We know what it takes to tie a quality fly and these characteristics are bred into our birds. When dealing with us you deal directly with the grower--not a stock boy or secretary having little knowledge of the business. If we are not available we will return your call promptly upon our return.
We started raising capes because of dissatisfaction with what was available years ago. Like many of you, we got "burned" a number of times dealing through the mail so we understand any reluctance that you may have. Our guarantee on anything we sell is simple: if for any reason you are dissatisfied with an item you receive from us, return it in the original condition for a prompt refund or replacement - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Our service is prompt and so are our refunds. You will not be stuck with any item you do not like. If you order outside of the continental United States you do so at your own risk and with no guarantee.
As you read our listings you will note that we carry a wide range of barred colors. We cannot recommend these colors strongly enough. Barred capes give that "buggy" look that a solid color just can't replicate. You use barred colors just like grizzly - alone or mixed with another shade - to produce a multitude of effects. In the sun your flies will "sparkle and dance" due to the way the light plays off the variations of color in each feather, breathing life into you fly.
|Natural Colors||Dyed Colors|
|Duns - all shades||Black|
|Grizzly||Barred Med. Dun|
|Brown||Barred Dark Dun|
|Black||Barred Dark Brown|
|Cream||Medium Smokey Dun|
|Barred Cream||Dark Smokey Dun|
|Barred Duns||Golden Grizzly|
|Barred Ginger||Olive Grizzly|
|Cree ($20 over list to established customers only)|
All capes are sold with their matching saddle patch at no extra charge. It is like getting 1/3 to 1/2 cap FREE.
|Spade Hackle||$5.00||The most outstanding dryfly tail you will ever use! Enough to tail 3-5 capes worth of dry flies.|
|Commercial Grab Bag||$60.00||4 capes in standard colors of our choice. A great buy at a great price!|
|$5.95 on orders $20 - $50|
|$6.50 on orders $51 - $100|
|$7.50 on orders $101 - $200|
Orders under $20 are not accepted
Postage is FREE on orders totaling $200 or more!
|Garbage Bag||$5.00||A random mix of saddle feathers in both size and color. A cheap way to tie well over 100 Flies.|
|Booger Bag||$10.00||A random selection of saddles & schlappen for tying Wooly Boogers. Natural colors only and VERY limiteed supply. This selection should yield 40-50 flies worth.|
|Cree Saddles||$25.00||The only saddles we sell. No, we will not select by size. "You get what we got".|
|Saddle Grab Bag||$45.00||Three saddle patches of our color choice only.|
|Special||$3000||I'm selling my entire collection of commercial tying materials. There are way too many items to list. The price, $3000 is firm. The hooks alone would cost more than the $3000 asking price. This item will not be shipped and must be picked up at the farm. You'll need a van or a pickup truck and LOTS of boxes.|
How to Order
Send us a short note listing grade, color, and quantity of capes desired. A secnd choice will be helpful in grade or color if I happen to be out. With your note include payment for items including postage. New York State residents are also required to include 8% sales tax. Payment can be either personal check or money order. Sorry, but I do not take credit cards.
Collins Hackle Farm
436 Kinner Hill Rd
Pine City, NY 14871
Thank you again for your interest!
NOTICE: BUYER BEWARE! If you purchase my capes from people not listed in our dealers section, you may be purchasing a subpar item. There are those that purchase low grade capes from me at shows, upgrade them, and then resell them to the public. If you are in doubt, call us first to ensure you will be getting what you are paying for.