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Coq de Leon

Dating back to 1624, Coq de Leon, or the "rooster of Leon" is the oldest line of birds bred for their feathers.

There are two distict lines. "Pardo" or the brown line is a larger bird and the feathers are marked with fine speckling. The other is refered to in the literature as "indio", or indian line. The feathers are grey, or steel color, and lack the speckling

Both lines are divided into subgroups. However, the colors are so close that defining the charactoristics becomes complicated.

 

Coq de Leon

Dating back to 1624, Coq de Leon, or the "rooster of Leon" is the oldest line of birds bred for their feathers. The beautiful long speckled fibers are stiff, almost having a glassy look.

There are two distict lines. "Pardo" or the brown line is a larger bird and the feathers are marked with fine speckling. The other is refered to in the literature as "indio", or indian line. The feathers are grey, or steel color, and lack the speckling

 

***To see the complete selection of dry fly hackle offered by Whiting Farms, please visit the following pages; Whiting Dry Fly Capes, Whiting Dry Fly Saddles, and Whiting Dry Fly 100 Packs.

 

    Coq de Leon Tailing Packs  
<dry fly saddles>  

Long stiff fibers, the perfect tailing for dry flies.

Natural and Dyed

pardo dark light rubio olive blue dun negrisco

 

Coq de Leon Tailing Packs - Shoulder / $15

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    Coq de Leon Feather Bundles  
<dry fly saddles>  

12 select tailing feathers available in the colors listed here as well as the colors pictured in the saddle gallery below.

Natural and Dyed

pardo dark pardo light pardo rubio olive brown cream
indio dark indio light indio golden olive golden brown burnt orange copper
palmenta negrisco claret dun dark dun light dun silver

 

 

Coq de Leon Tailing Packs - 12 feathers / $7.50

To order, select a color;


 

 

 

    Coq de Leon Rooster Saddles  
<dry fly saddles>  

Check the drop-down menu for availability. Please call for colors not listed.

Natural and Dyed

pardo dark pardo light
pardo
indio dark indio light indio rubio
brown olive golden brown golden olive burnt orange copper salmon
cream badger silver badger dun claret lt dun negrisco palmenta

 

 

Coq de Leon - Full Saddle / $45.00

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Coq de Leon - 1/2 Saddle / $25.00

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Saddle Patches - Select Tailing Feathers $12.50  

Don't need a whole saddle? Here you can get more colors for your money. These patches have been selected for feathers with long stiff fibers.

   

 

 

Coq de Leon Saddle Patches - $12.50

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    Coq de Leon Rooster Capes  
<dry fly saddles>  

Check the drop-down menu for availability. Please call for colors not listed.

Natural and Dyed

pardo dark pardo light
pardo
indio dun black white
brown olive copper br olive burnt org g olive salmon


High Visability Colors

red yellow chartruese chartruese kingfisher pink purple

 

 

Coq de Leon Rooster Cape / $25

To order, select a color;

Coq de Leon Rooster 1/2 Cape / $15

To order, select a color;


 

 

 

     
Coq de Leon Streamer Feathers $12.50  

Coq de Leon

The fly pictured here is a very old pattern tied by Tom Ehlert. Although a bit faded, it is one of the most elegant I've seen.

Coq de Leon color varies from dark pardo, to cream, to a silver badger.

These large, long beautiful feathers are ideal for streamer patterns. As you can see in the picture, the shape and lenght is perfect.

Each pack includes 30 to 50 feathers, 3" to 5" long.

Rather than showing picures of all the different colors, please refer to the pictures listed above in the saddle gallery.

 

Coq de Leon Saddle Patches - $12.50

To order, choose a color;
 

 

 

 

 

 

Coq de Leon Hen Feathers

Dating back to 1624, Coq de Leon, or the "rooster of Leon" is the oldest line of birds bred for their feathers. The beautiful long speckled fibers are stiff, almost having a glassy look.

There are two distict lines. "Pardo" or the brown line is a larger bird and the feathers are marked with fine speckling. The other is refered to in the literature as "indio", or indian line. The feathers are grey, or steel color, and lack the speckling

 

***To see the complete selection of soft hackle on offer by Whiting Farms, please visit the following pages; Whiting Hen Capes, Whiting Hen Saddles, and Whiting Soft Hackle with Chickabou.

 

 

    Coq de Leon Hen Capes  
<dry fly saddles>  

Check the drop-down menu for availability. Please call for colors not listed.

Natural and Dyed

brown speckled silver speckled dark speckled dun rubio black white
olive brown golden olive golden brown claret burnt orange copper

 

Coq de Leon Hen Cape / $27.50

To order, select a color;



 

 

 

    Coq de Leon Hen Saddles  
<dry fly saddles>  

Check the drop-down menu for availability. Please call for colors not listed.

Natural and Dyed Colors

medium
speckled
dark light brown olive golden brown burnt orange
red yellow orange chartruse purple hot pink claret

 

Coq de Leon Hen Saddles / $15

To order, select a color;



 

 

 

    Soft Hackle with Chicabou  
<dry fly saddles>  

Check the drop-down menu for availability. Please call for colors not listed.

Hen

brown speckled silver speckled dark rubio straw claret white
brown olive golden brown golden olive brown olive burnt orange copper
red yellow orange chartruse blue pink purple

Rooster

R #1 R #2 R #3 R #4 R #5 R #6 R #7

 

Coq de Leon Soft Hackle with Chicabou / $15

To order, select a color;



 

 

 

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The long stiff fibers make for perfect winging materials. The body is wraped with cape hackle.

 

Dry fly hackle in sizes 6's and 8's is hard to find today. The barbs on Coq de Leon saddles are ideal for these large sizes.

 

The wings on this pattern are tied with CDL hen saddle feathers. The head is CDL rooster cape trimmed to give it that spicky look.

 

 

 

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Long stiff fibers perfect for throats

 

 

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