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    Default Article on Thomas Whiting and Whiting Farms

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    I found that to be an interesting article and shared it on another BB. Thanks for posting it.
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    That is a great article, very interesting! He mentions soft hackle specific feathers, anyone familiar with those?

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    I believe he meant female chickens, they have softer feathers that are better suited for soft hackle flies.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldschoolcane View Post
    That is a great article, very interesting! He mentions soft hackle specific feathers, anyone familiar with those?
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    Thanks for posting this! I have sent the link over to our local group, Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders, which has a monthly tying session.
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    Check the Whiting website, or the Feather Merchant website that carries his extensive line. He has several capes /necks of hens that are bred for soft hackles, and some that are designed to replace some upland birds.

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    Realize that those hens are still pretty big and the feathers are really pretty big for lots of soft hackles. Many game birds have much smaller feathers and even the tiny head feathers are very useful. The head feathers on hens are not nearly as small. Size 14 is about the "ordinary" size of soft hackle I tie and the head feathers are often just right...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcfish View Post
    Check the Whiting website, or the Feather Merchant website that carries his extensive line. He has several capes /necks of hens that are bred for soft hackles, and some that are designed to replace some upland birds.

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