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We take pride in our fine genetic hackle. These awards recognize Whiting Farms for the great work we have achieved in advancing the field of hackle, and fly tying.

Summit of EightDenver 1997

Whiting Farms flies were included in the official gift packets given by the State of Colorado to foreign dignitaries and world leaders who attended the Summit of Eight meeting in Denver.

National Small Business Week awards1998

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from the U.S. and its territories. Whiting Farms was awarded the Small Business Exporter of the Year for both the State of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region in 1998.

Delta Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Spirit1998

Presented by the City of Delta, CO is recognition of the company’s rapid growth and contribution to the area economy.

Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) / Lee Wulff Award2001

An award to recognize manufactures or a retail business that demonstrates outstanding innovation in the fly fishing industry through their products and stewardship.

Fly Tyer Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Tom Whiting, Spring 2011 Issue awards

Dr. Tom Whiting, of Whiting Farms, was given the Fly Tyer lifetime Achievement Award for bringing modern poultry science to the breeding of chickens for hackle and other fly tying feathers. Read the full article here.

Fly Rod & Reel: 2011 – The Feather Wizardry of Dr. Tom

How Tom Whiting went from egg peddler to hackle master without ever touching a fly rod or tying vice. Read the full article here.