Hebert Miner – Dry fly saddles – .
Hebert Miner Hackle, exclusively from Whiting Farms, is a dry fly hackle of extraordinary quality; a premium product for the most discrimination fly tier and dry fly fisher.
His incredible dry fly hackle began its odyssey In 1954 when legendary Castkill fly tier Harry Darbee generously provided Andy Miner with some of his Darbee hackle stock hatching eggs. What resulted from this gift was a pivotal event and foundation for the future of genetic dry fly hackle. A Minnesota lowyer by profession Andy Miner was also a meticulous, patient soul and through judicious study, experimentation and perseverance bred a markedly better hackle rooster. In 1974 Ted Hebert of Laingsburg, Michigan obtained the best of Miner Hackle Stock. For the next twenty plus years Ted Hebert to the genetic selection as Andy Miner had taught him and further advanced the stock in pursuit of ever improving hackle and beautiful colors. In 1977 Tom Whiting Ph.D, President of Dr. Whiting Farms, Inc. assumed stewardship of this superb gene pool.