Fly Fishing People: Henry Hoffman of Hoffman Hackles

February 12, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Commercial tier and fly fishing hackle supplier Henry Hoffman began raising chickens in 1974, just in time to enjoy the boom in interest in the 1980s. But it wasn’t all a bed of rose petals, as some former wives might attest. “The grueling effort, which required extensive research into the world of poultry and large expenditures on feed, drove off his first two wives and left him unable to pay child support by 1973.” Nice profile by Cassandra Profita in the Astoria, Oregon Daily Astorian.