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Thieving Wives and Tiers-Turned-Hairdressers

April 30, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Late to the party but with typically excellent coverage, the Financial Times offered its take on the hackle-feather-hair-accessory craze this morning. Tim Neville describes ecstatic salon owners, tiers repurposing old saddle hackle, and wives turned suddenly curious about what their husbands have in their fly tying kits.

“I have never in 10 years of marriage looked in his box,’ says Andrea Benedetto of La Pine, Oregon, who ‘raided’ her husband Rick’s fly-fishing stash to find materials for an extensions business she launched with friend Cindy Beckwith last February.”