Even as the decimation of fly-tying feather stocks continues at places like Kingfisher fly shop in Missoula, Montana, writes Joe Nickell, the trend for wrapping hair in feathers may have already reached its peak. The new hot item? Leather.
“[Betty’s Divine owner Aimee] McQuilkin said that fly-fishing devotees might soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as the trend may have already reached its peak in the traditionally fast-moving and fickle fashion industry. But, she said, cobblers might want to take notice.”