A selection of Ken Abrames R.L.S. Extra Long Saddle Hackles was recently put up for sale online. These are the genuine item — “New Old Stock” as we’d call them in the vacuum tube world — as originally sold by the creator of the modern flatwing. The saddles are in their original packaging and are in excellent condition. Many are unused; some are missing only a few feathers, leaving you hundreds of hackles to work with.
I want to make this very clear: I am not selling these, nor do I have an interest other than helping the seller offer these to people who may be passionate about tying and fishing flatwings.
The saddles are priced from $45-$50 depending on color, which I believe is a very fair price (shipping cost varies). Available colors include — this is current to my best knowledge but of course will change as he sells these off — Claret, Off White, Off White Variant, Natural Black, Umber Brown, Ginger Olive, Olive (seller’s comment: “The same name on pkg but looks more like Emerald Green to me.”) and Eggplant Harlequin.
If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was the original lot. Many of the colors shown are gone; jump on the remaining ones while you can.
Great news! Do you by any chance have the online link for George? I emailed him right away but would love to find teh site. Thx!
It’s in the Fly Fishing Buy Sell Trade section of Stripersonline.com. But you have to be a member of the site to reply and you can’t PM until you have 15 messages sent.
I’m screwed. Maybe he will email me (after hundred of members!) yea right:)
Funny thing, Dave…they were listed a year ago and just sat there. I think you have good reason to be hopeful.
I can hope. I may be on the “left coast” but I love Flatwings! I have tied some decent renditions of your Rock Island flatwing. Great pattern! Just tied up some Big Eeelies too and headed for Maine next week.
The Rock Island has turned into a high-confidence pattern for me whenever the bait is river herring.
Don’t tell me you’re a vacuum-tube nut, too? We share two arcane interests!
Yup. And I listen to records, too.
Want to trade some audio stuff for guiding? I have at least 10 amps, 6 turntables, 1000 vintage records and at least that many tubes….
All saddles have new homes. Thank you and Good Luck to all.
Way to go, Currentseams followers!
Yes Steve, thanks for your promotion! Five of them are headed to the left coast.
Where they will no doubt be put to good use. 🙂