Selling saddles [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: Selling saddles

01-31-2003, 10:25 AM
I may be able to aquire a large # of saddles suitible for flatwings.I was going to split them in two and dye them my 12 custom colors. I would sell half saddles for around $16. Any interest? LMK and I may do this. It would be an affordable way to aquire many colors to start tying flatwings or add to your color inventory.

01-31-2003, 11:10 AM
... what colors do you generally use? I may be interested in a few of them. Also, what quality would you say the saddles are?

01-31-2003, 11:15 AM
So IOW $32 for a full saddle.

Hairline Dubbing Economy Saddle Patches
Metz No. 2 Saddles
Cabela's Premium Saddles
All FULL saddles for $15 or under.

Let me think about it.

01-31-2003, 11:46 AM

Maybe you could sell them as color combinations for a particular pattern? Let me know if you go through with this as I may be interested.


01-31-2003, 11:48 AM
Picsator, I have MANY times recomended those very saddles. However, these are CUSTOM dyed. Many people can't or don't want to dye there own. Abrames saddles sell for $30 each. This would be a way to get 2 colors for the price of one.( I would sell them 2 for $30). If you dye your own , great. I have dyed saddles for people in the past and thought some would like this service.

I use olive, yellow,3 blues,2 purples,red,green,chartruse,orange and pink. I can do others by request.

Dave, Yes that would be a good idea.

01-31-2003, 12:00 PM
Mike - I'm interested :D

01-31-2003, 12:21 PM
Here is A half saddle in "Silver doctor blue".

01-31-2003, 12:26 PM
I would be interested.

01-31-2003, 01:19 PM
Mike, Nice looking hackle. Dying your own must bring it to a whole new level.
Those who live in the South Shore MA area know that The Bear's Den and Rodbuilder's Workshop both have custom dyed hackles. I gotten good stuff at both shops and both have 1/2 and whole hackles. They are sponsors and if you can get to either shop you're in for a treat. Word is Smitty uses one grade better than Kenny's hackle Silver vs. Bronze.
Saltwater edge for you RI guys, every color in the rainbow and then some.

01-31-2003, 01:51 PM
... can they be dyed with brightly-colored maribou, or is there some secret process? I've made pink maribou by dying a full string of white with one red maribou feather in hot water. Just a general question...

01-31-2003, 02:26 PM
Never tried that method.....
I usually use the color I want and mix it weak or just don't leave it in the dye very long.

01-31-2003, 02:47 PM
A dye such as Rit, or something other?

01-31-2003, 02:48 PM
I prefer Venierd dyes.

joe wojtan
01-31-2003, 02:51 PM
I would be interested in a few, keep us posted.
Joe ;) ;)

01-31-2003, 04:27 PM
The order is placed. It will be about a month for delivery.Please email me with what you want and contact info . I will get back to you when the saddles are in.Thanks in advance.

01-31-2003, 05:09 PM
BOARMOUNTAIN, Ill take 1. of each color, just e-mail when your ready to ship. "GOOD LUCK GOOD TYIN":smokin:

02-01-2003, 08:47 AM
Iwould also be interested in buying some.

02-01-2003, 03:48 PM
I'm interested in buying some.

02-01-2003, 06:20 PM
You said you'd do other colors by request... how about hot pink? I use this color in some of my bangers and minnow patterns, but getting hot pink barred saddle has been nearly impossible for me. I'd take two saddles in that color were it possible. Let me know...

02-01-2003, 08:11 PM
Do you want grizz dyed hot pink or white dyed hot pink? I will probably have both.

02-01-2003, 09:43 PM
Grizz dyed hot pink, a full saddle. Thanks!

02-02-2003, 06:29 AM
You got it. I will let you know when they are here.

02-03-2003, 02:39 PM

You can count me in for a few.

02-12-2003, 10:08 AM
Boar, am I too late?
I def. want some of your custom dyed saddles....
$30 for 2 colors is a sick deal !!
Also, what are good colors to start with,
I've never tyed long flat-wing style...thx.


02-12-2003, 10:52 AM
No your not too late. The saddles will be here in about 2-3 weeks. Than they will be dyed to order.
I would say 5 colors to start; white, yellow,pink,lt purple,olive.
Be careful, this style of tying is addictive!:D
Email me and I will put you on the list w/ what you want.

02-12-2003, 11:36 AM
Thanks Boar !
Sorry for my newbie questions...
but with the 5 colors that you listed,
what types of baitfish will i be able to imitate?
Would silver doc. blue also be a good choice ?

what's your email address?
.... so i can email you my order, and payment !


02-12-2003, 12:46 PM
Yes , silver doc blue is a great color.
With the other colors I listed you could tie spearing, sand eels, bunker , even a squid pattern or two.These are basic baitfish colors , so you could do alot w/ different combinations.
My email is
LMK what you want.

02-15-2003, 06:22 AM
I would like to get some too!!!:whoa:
I sent you an e-mail.

02-17-2003, 06:03 PM
... can I ask for a half saddle in purple? Let me know...