I'll second Juros comment on the touchy feelly aspect of buying hackles. While all the major name hackle companies have a quality product, there are enough variables in appearance that I don't buy without seeing.
I have looked at some of the Metz & Whiting packs and both looked like a good value. Metz also sells a package with 2 half necks in different colors but I cant remember if it is hen or cock.
On the colors, if it were me I'd go with ginger rather than brown. Its slightly lighter and used in more dry flys I fish.
Last edited by John Desjardins; 04-04-2003 at 10:54 PM.