Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 10 reviews
10 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Essential Item -
By: jwas3000 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.
High quality gauge -
By: AndrewDeck from Roseville,CA
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.
Useful Widget -
By: Redbarn from Hollis, ME
Top 500 Contributor
Pricy widget, but well worth it until you develop an eye for the correct size hackle.
By: fether from Sammamish
This product is easy to use and accurate. While not cheap, it is worth the money.
Whiting does it again -
By: Bishthefish1 from North Yorkshire
Top 250 Contributor
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.
The best out there -
By: Michael1 from Germany
Top 25 Contributor
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.
great gauge -
By: drsantosmora from ny
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.