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.
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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
August 21, 2015
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."
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Review 2 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
High quality gauge,
March 7, 2015
"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."
"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."
"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."
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Review 7 for Whiting Hackle Gauge
December 10, 2013
"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."