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Old 04-01-2002, 04:35 PM
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I must check out Smitty's next time I'm in the area!!!

For flies up to 8 inches, Economy Dyed Saddle patches from Hareline Dubbing are good value. They also do dyed grizzles at $20. These are a good buy but there are only so many feathers which have the right proportions and only basic colors available.

The Kenney Abrames capes which Todd Murphy was using are now up around the $30 mark but they are the only ones I've found with exceptionally long hackles and lot of them and variety of dyed colors.

The Metz saddles I have are not dry fly quality - not sure what grade. The few I have are ones which I picked up when I saw them on the shelf.
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