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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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David Ruimveld, is one of my favorite "Sporting Art" artists.

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.

Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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Wilderness North – Ontario Canada's Premier Fly-in Adventure Provider!

Deep in the heart of the Northern Ontario wilderness lies an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers seeking a definitive Canadian adventure. Accessible only by floatplane, Wilderness North offers a haven for those who want to reconnect with nature.

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Floss & Chenille!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

Body Floss

There are lots of fly tying materials that call themselves floss, but for our purposes here, we're simply talking about rayon body floss. It comes in single strand or 4 stranded and is typically used to build up bodies on humpies, wet flies and streamers. If you plan to tie humpies, you'll need some in red, yellow and green for certain.


There are new materials springing up each year that are called chenille. So for starters, you'll definitely want some Standard and Micro Chenilles. For something flashy, try the Glo-Brite for starters.

Standard Chenille

The most popular body material used for wooly worms and wooly buggers is what we call 'Standard' chenille. This is palmered around a hook to make a quick and simply body. It comes in 3 sizes. Our 'fine' is for flies 14-18, our 'medium' is for flies 10-16 and our wide is for 8 and larger flies. This comes in about 25 different colors, even fluorescent.

Micro and Ultra-Chenille


A soft, very fuzzy chenille that is used for San Juan Worms and other worm-like imitations.


Estaz is a garland of brightly colored nylon fibers. It comes in a regular nylon and a pearlescent nylon. Very popular among the saltwater fly tyers.

Cactus Chenille

A loose, floppy artificial chenille with pearlescent filler strands. Lots of color, lots of flash and lots of action. A proven body material on large trout streamers, salmon flies, steelhead flies, bass flies and pike flies.

Ice Chenille

A translucent, vividly dyed artificial chenille. All the sparkle and translucence of seal's fur. Sizes medium only-for size 4 and smaller flies.

Crystal Chenille

A cross between cactus chenille and tinsel chenille for highly colored and highly visible bodies.

Glo-Brite Chenille

Our standard or fluorescent chenilles speckled with pearl crystal chenille strands.
One size only - Extra wide. It makes dynamite, dazzling fly bodies.

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