Steven Tyler VS. Fly Fishermen?
Fly fishermen are not looking on Steven Tyler too kindly these days, because he’s partly to blame for a run on feathers.
Tyler wore feathers in his hair on “American Idol,” and feather extensions are the hot trend in hairdressing.
The feathers most in demand are saddle feathers from a specially-bred type of rooster, which is what fly fishermen use. Fly fishing shops are running out of feathers as hairdressers buy them out.
Whiting Farms of Colorado is one of the biggest producer of feathers for fishing, and it says it can’t keep up with current orders.
Owner Tom Whiting says he’s holding back some feathers for the fishermen, because when the fashion trend fizzles, he still has to make a living.