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Whiting Hackle Gauge

Quickly and easily measure hackle for the right length for hook size. Machined and anodized aluminum. "Nail-head" post prevents hackle from slipping. Oval hole holds gauge at a comfortable viewing angle. Easy-to-see bar widths for measurement size 8-28. In slate gray. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
4.9 out of 5
4.9
 out of 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (10 reviews)
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10 of 10(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Review 1 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Essential Item,
August 21, 2015
By: jwas3000
from Cotswolds, England
"I really have to wonder how I lived without this before... I know how. My hackles were too large. A little user advise would be to make sure to use in good light. Small hackles have very fine tips and you want them just into the hook size you are planning to use. Excellent product and the usual speedy and well informed service from Orvis."
Review 2 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High quality gauge,
March 7, 2015
By: AndrewDeck
from Roseville,CA
"I am normally a big streamer kind of guy looking for those trophy fish but recently bought an Orvis Recon 9' 4wt for med-small trout/bass and decided to get serious about the dry fly fishing/tying... So I purchaed this guage and was very surprised how thin it is and compact! It stays out of the way when not in use."
Review 3 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Useful Widget,
October 13, 2014
By: Redbarn
from Hollis, ME
"Pricy widget, but well worth it until you develop an eye for the correct size hackle."
Review 4 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accurate,
July 22, 2014
By: fether
from Sammamish
"This product is easy to use and accurate. While not cheap, it is worth the money."
Review 5 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Whiting does it again,
July 18, 2014
By: Bishthefish1
from North Yorkshire
"Not only do Whiting Farms supply the best dry fly hackle, they also do a really good job with this hackle gauge.
Nice ergonomics and very well made. Helps to ensure you get the correct hackle length and assists in producing uniform / consistent flies.
"
Review 6 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best out there,
May 15, 2014
By: Michael1
from Germany
"Sometimes you need a hackle gauge to measure the correct hackle size even when you are experienced.
This is by far the best made and most functional hackle gauge on the market. I don not use mine attached to the vise stem. Just use it hand-held.
"
Review 7 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great gauge,
December 10, 2013
By: drsantosmora
from ny
"its a simple and very elegant looking hackle gauge, love the fact the it measure all the way down to a #26 hackle and that the measuring lines are not really lines but intervals."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 3 out of 3