The popular feather hair extension trend has left fly fishermen without the fly ties they need to fish. The demand has escalated into a full-blown feather shortage! The feathers fishermen and salons are competing for are rooster’s saddle hackle feathers, the long eight to 13 inch feathers that grow off the bird’s side. The problem is, it takes a rooster over a year to grow saddle hackle feathers. So think twice before you jump on a fashion trend like Jennifer Love Hewitt (I’ve actually met her a few times, and she is the nicest person ever!) and Hillary Duff – your actions could effect a whole industry!