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brown hackle

noun, Angling.
an artificial fly having a peacock herl body, golden tag and tail, and brown hackle. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I tried red and brown hackle, then a white moth-miller; all to no purpose.

  • The fish missed the fly, but rose again to another cast, and this time was hooked on a brown hackle.

    Jack the Young Canoeman George Bird Grinnell
  • The gut carries three flies—a brown hackle, a coachman, with a Jock Scott at the tail—a rainbow aggregation.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • To the red ibis and the white miller and the brown hackle and the gray fly they were alike indifferent.

    Baddeck and That Sort of Thing Charles Dudley Warner
  • Small Willow Fly,—wings inside of Woodcock's wing feather,—body mole's fur and yellow silk,—brown hackle for legs.

    The Teesdale Angler R Lakeland
  • The flies generally used later are the coachman, royal coachman, brown hackle, and gray hackle.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • It is little wonder that they would jump at a brown hackle, a professor or even a gaudy salmon fly.

  • The hunting fever was wakened by the need for the brown hackle already mentioned.

    The Joyful Heart Robert Haven Schauffler
  • Roach are not plentiful, but there they exist they will not refuse a brown hackle.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • It seemed only an attractive novelty and I still believed a brown hackle would suffice.

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

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