EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HACKLE
There too is the hackle which is the old device of the De Brays.
After the first hackle, called a ruffler, six other finer hackles were often used.
Kills well with hackle when the water is slightly discoloured.
The hackle was a board with long, sharp steel teeth set in it.
The body and hackle, when put on, should therefore appear as shown in Fig. 14.
The longest fibres of the hackle must be of the same length as the hook.
Be sure that the hackle is tied on edgewise with the shiny side to the front.
Wind the hackle spirally around the body and tie off the butt, Fig. 12.
But here the hackle is much more important than on the wet fly.
She could not get into any trouble if she stayed on Hackle Island, declared Darry.
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.
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