Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 9 reviews
9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great Whiting product and Orvis service -
By: Ronraven from Cloverdale, CA
Grab bag by Whiting was way over the top, larger than expected, and lots of feather length and color variety.
By: Vibrato from Newark, DE
It gave me more things to try as I learn how to tie Fly Fishing lures better.
Lots of feathers -
Great selection of random stuff. Good for streamers.
The Orvis Grab bag -
By: deespinner from Liverpool UK
I entered the website to buy a specific item, then saw the grab bag. I decided to chance a purchase. Like all grab bags there is the good, average and the bad. The average and the bdg were very large grizzle hackles of no real use but I will strip the hackle and use the stems. The good, however were excellent pieces of capes some badger some natural. what defined the good was the quality of not only the hackle but the colour. In over 25 years of tying trout and salmon flies I have never seen such rich and vivid colours, nearly too good to use. As I always use Whiting hackles,I went straight back into the website only to find that in the UK Orvis only sell loose hackles. I looked on a site in the US and found that I could buy the full capes for $30. in some 15 colours. Why are they not available here? I telephoned Orvis to pose the question and was promised a reply 'that day' so far, nearly a week later I have heard nothing. Whiting capes are available in the UK but not the quality of my grab bag, whyever not?
Big Bag Bargain -
By: LarryF from Chicago
Lots of value in 17 big patches of Whiting-quality hackle including browns, black, red/brown and olive. Solid colors plus grizzle, flame and varieties. Hope bright blue catches on.
Better than expected -
By: XMarine from Cherokee,North Carolina
Being new to tying and not knowing what I needed, the grab bag was a great start to my collection of materials and gives me a large number of options in tying flies. Thanks
exceeds expectations -
By: ZoBass from birmingham, AL
I was skeptical untill the product arrived. The grab bag definately exceeded my expectations. Great value.
You won't find these in a pillow -
By: Boinky from Tidewater, Virginia
A good selection of quality feathers for a fraction of the cost. The catch (pun not intended) is you have to be flexible about size and color. It's not unreasonable to assume you are when purchasing grab bags. It's a surprise and I think you'll find it a pleasant one; provided you're not expecting any dry hackle. For tying everything else, it's "Game-on". The excess you don't like/won't use can go in the trading box, given to a newb, or donated to groups like Project Healing Waters. Buy one, if you're not happy with it, send it to me.
You won't be disappointed -
By: Larz from Wilmington, Ohio
This pack is a great bargain for the buy. Quality and variety of often used materials in each bag.