The longest fibres of the hackle must be of the same length as the hook.
Kills well with hackle when the water is slightly discoloured.
It is also made of straw body, grey cock's hackle, and mallard wings—these two methods are very good.
The hackle was a board with long, sharp steel teeth set in it.
The shells are shredded, the feathers are caked and bitten, the hackle is frazzled and frayed out.
Be sure that the hackle is tied on edgewise with the shiny side to the front.
He thought, I'll be sworn, that I should storm and swear and ruffle it like any common cock of the hackle.
Wind the hackle spirally around the body and tie off the butt, Fig. 12.
She could not get into any trouble if she stayed on hackle Island, declared Darry.
Leave a vacancy to receive the hackle if rolled on at the shoulder.
Old English hacele "cloak, mantle" (cf. Old High German hachul, Gothic hakuls "cloak;" Old Norse hekla "hooded frock"). Sense of "bird plumage" is first recorded early 15c., though this might be from unrelated Middle English hackle "flax comb" (see heckle (n.)) on supposed resemblance of comb to ruffled feathers. Metaphoric extension found in raise one's hackles (as a cock does when angry) is first recorded 1881.