the early 1970’s, Metz revolutionized the fly tying world by introducing
the first genetically engineered hackle to the fly fishing industry. From
the moment Metz necks were first viewed by a large cataloguer in New
England, the fly fishing world knew that something special was coming to
the market. First to produce true “dry fly quality” hackle, in a complete
range of colours. A product that enabled fly tiers everywhere to imitate
the natural insects more precisely than ever before. A product that
enabled fly fishermen everywhere to float their “dries” higher and longer,
staying drier longer, than ever before. Long before artificial floatants
became the norm, Metz hackles were floating dries through the fastest of
barbs, web free hackles, flexible stems, and a complete range of sizes are
still the benchmark developed by Metz by which all other hackles are
compared. Deep, natural consistent colours are the Metz trademark. No
other company can reproduce consistently the colours offered by Metz.
Stringent breeder selections coupled with strict grading procedures,
guarantees top quality hackle, every time. This translates into quality
fly tying experiences, and quality flies. Quality has always been
synonymous with Metz. The highest quality flies commercially available
today are 100% tied with Metz hackle.
offers a complete line of feathers to meet your needs. Whether it be
collars for nymphs, wings for dry flies and streamers, or saddle hackle
for palmering, Metz carries a complete line. If you haven’t tried a Metz,
or haven’t tried one lately, you may be missing out on the next revolution
in fly tying.
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