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: Whiting 100's?


uptrout
05-22-2003, 12:35 AM
Does Whiting size their hackle smaller than most others in the industry? I purchased a pack of size 12 brown Whiting 100's. However, when I size them against my hackle gauge they look more like size 14. When I hold them up against a size 12 hook they seem to be a bit undersized. Is this common for Whiting 100's or did I just get a batch that is slightly undersized?

flytyer
05-25-2003, 01:33 AM
Actually, Whiting hackles in the 100 packs are the most accurately labled as to size on the market. Hackle should be vever be over the line on a hackle guage. It should be just touching the line or slightly under the line, and Whiting 100's do just that.