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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:
4.889 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (9 reviews)
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9 of 9(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
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 2 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 3 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
July 22, 2014
By: fether
from Sammamish
"This product is easy to use and accurate. While not cheap, it is worth the money."
Review 4 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 5 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 6 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