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Behold the Feather “Fashion Pack”

September 25, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Karl F. Moffatt notes that in addition to bringing more attractive women into fly shops, the feather-tress craze has led to evolution in the materials market: the selling of non-hackle feathers as an alternative to the ones that are critical to tying an Adams and other patterns.  “[Toner Mitchell, manager of The Reel Life fly shop in Santa Fe], says Whiting’s sales reps have been pushing ‘fashion packs’ that include other types of feathers they hope hairdressers will take to.”  In the Santa Fe New Mexican.