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<dry fly rooster hackle>

Whiting Dry Fly Hackle

This is not your everyday barnyard rooster. Far from it. This guy is the result of over 50 years of selective breeding.

So what makes his feathers so special? Barb density and stiffness, feather symatry, and stem shape, are just a few criteria that are used to judge whether or not his genes will find their way into future generations.

What it all comes down to is this; do the feathers from this bird tie a better fly?

10/28/2013 I've updated this page. The prices are the same but I've increased the selection; Dry Fly Hackle

Tips... Rooster Cape or Rooster Saddle?

dry fly hackleWhen deciding whether to buy a dry fly cape or saddle there are a few things to first consider. First, what sizes are you planning to tie? With a good rooster cape you can tie sizes 6 to 26. Rooster saddles on the other hand have a very narrow size range, usually just two or three. The feathers are long and narrow and you can easily tie six or seven flies of the same size from just one feather.

Dry flies need good strong tails and dry fly capes have great tailing fibers along the edges of the cape. These are the feathers that would be on the throat of the rooster. They are called spade hackle and have the strongest fibers, feathers needed to protect the throat from the sharp spurs of other roosters.

So if you're just getting started, I recommend capes. Once you settle in on your favorite flies to fish, buy dry fly saddles or 100 packs in those sizes and colors. That way you keep your rooster capes looking nice for tying a variety of sizes of your favorites as well as some new patterns.

    Whiting Dry Fly Capes    
<dry fly capes, rooster capes>    

These are the finest dry fly capes on the market. For those who have met me at a show, they are the same high quality capes and now you can get them on-line.

The best part is that you can see every color that I carry. No more digging through the bins, in search of the hard-to-find color hiding on the bottom.

Just click a tab below and see all the variety in that color range. Want to see a bigger picture? Click on one of the thumb nails and you can get an up-close look.

Please note that the longest feathers on these capes are short, 5" to 6" on average.

  • core colors
  • grizzlies
  • browns
  • duns
  • badgers
  • variants
  • more
  • fly patterns


If you're just getting started tying dry flies - here are the colors to start with:

Grizzly Brown Blue Dun Black Cream Ginger Olive White

They are listed in order of what I sell the most. Grizzly and brown are the colors most called for in dry fly patterns, followed by dun, then black, and cream. With these five colors you can probably tie 90% of the fly patterns that you'll find in tying books or videos.

 

Dry Fly Rooster Full Cape - $45

To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

grizzly light grizzly dark grizzly bleached
grizzly
dun grizzly dnn grizzly
dark
grizzly
variant
broken grizzly
brown march brown burnt orange olive golden olive ginger blue dun straw

 

Dry Fly Rooster - Full Cape - $45

To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster - 1/2 Cape - $25

To order, choose a color


brown dark brown light brown firery brown coachman furnace light furnace greenwell
cream ginger light ginger dark ginger barred ginger
dark barred
ginger
dyed ginger ginger splash

 

Dry Fly Rooster Cape - $45

To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

Blue Duns
blue dun light blue
dark blue
blue dun splash blue dun badger speckled blue barred blue dun blue dun grizzly

Dry Fly Rooster Full Cape - $45
To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25
To order, choose a color

Grey Duns

grey dunn light grey
dark grey
charcoal
splash brassy dunn lcopper dunn olive dunn

Dry Fly Rooster Full Cape - $45
To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25
To order, choose a color


Brown Duns

brown dun lt brown dark brown chocolate
brown splash sandy dunn honey dunn rusty dunn

Dry Fly Rooster Full Cape - $45
To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25
To order, choose a color

 

silver
badger
golden
badger
speckled
badger
dun badger light dun badger dark dun badger olive badger blue dun badger

 

Dry Fly Rooster Cape - $45

To order, choose a color
Dry Fly Rooster 1/2 Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

variant 1 variant 2 variant 3 variant 4 variant 5 variant 6 variant 7 variant 8
variant 9 variant 10 variant 11 variant 12 variant 13 variant 14 variant 15 variant 16

 

Dry Fly Rooster Cape - $55

To order, choose a color


more coming soon!

               

 


I'm looking for flies to post here, so if you have any, please email me a picture and the recipie along with any notes on tying it and I'll post it. Email me if you have any questions,

Thanks,

David

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    Dry Fly Cape Tops  
<dry fly cape tops>  

For those of you that like to tie the small ones, here's a deal for you!

These are the tops of rooster capes - the bottoms were trimmed off to be used for larger patterns.

Sizes range from 16 on down with some tying as small as 22's and 24's.


$5.50 large
$3.00 small

  • dry fly rooster cape tops

Earth Tones

grizzly brown blue dun cream ginger black white dark dun
golden olive med olive grizzly/olive dark olive dk olive/griz light griz straw/griz burnt orange

Bright Colors

red/griz yellow/griz orange/griz chartruese purple/griz purple bright orange coachman

Dry Fly Cape Tops - Large / $5.50
To order, choose a color:
Dry Fly Cape Tops - Small / $3.00
To order, choose a color;

 

Whiting 100 Packs

Every color, every size, even mixed colors and sizes!

Rather than picking all the size 16's out of your beautiful rooster cape, try these out. These feathers are from the saddles of the dry fly line and are sized and ready to go!

You will easily tie over 100 flies from these feathers. Long slender dry fly hackle, same size from tip to tip!

Sizes range from 10 to 24, and rather than taking more pictures, please refer to the color gallery below. And if you're into tying the really small ones, like a 32, I have those too, so check out my new page!

Thanks,

David
608-332-4220

 

*I've put together a new page just for 100 packs, click here; Whiting 100 Packs

 

 

 

 

Dry Fly Rooster "Short Feather" 1/2 Saddles

dry fly hackleThe feathers on these saddles are short, five to seven inches. With the fashion market in full swing, the longer feather are being sold into the salons. If it's long fashion feather you're looking for, please visit my page on Hair Feathers.

If you are a fly tyer, these are a great value! The same great Whiting Farms quality hackle, just a shorter feather. As soon as the supply of feathers from the farm catches up with the demand, we will be again offering the longer feathers for fly tying. In the mean time, check these out, you'll easily get 3 to 4 flies per feather.

    Whiting Dry Fly Rooster Saddles  
<dry fly saddles>  

The saddles for sale here are short-feather saddles, 5" and shorter. However, the photos here are of full feathered saddles and are only for color reference.

  • grizzly
  • brown
  • dun
  • badger
  • other
  • variants
  • more

Naturals & Earth Tones

grizzly light dark bleached dun griz light dun salt n pepper
gold var silver var speckled blue dun olive g olive dk olive
brown golden coachman march brown tan straw burnt orange

1/2 saddle - Hook size 10 - 12 / $20
To order, choose a color; dyed on grizzly
1/2 saddle - Hook size 14 - 16 / $17.50
To order, choose a color; dyed on grizzly
1/2 saddle - 18 and smaller Midge Hackle / $22.50
To order, choose a color; dyed on grizzly

 

Naturals

brown cream ginger lt ginger dk ginger dk brown coachman
barred ginger lt barred dk barred cream furnace greenwell cock y bondu

Dyed Colors

brown straw ginger dk ginger furnace gold march brown
1/2 saddle - Hook size 10 - 12 / $20
To order, choose a shade of brown
1/2 saddle - Hook size 14 - 16 / $17.50
To order, choose a shade of brown
 
1/2 saddle - 18 and smaller Midge Hackle / $22.50
To order, choose a shade of brown
 

Blue, Grey, & Brown Duns

med light dark pale grey lt grey charcoal
self blue light dark grizzly tan sandy golden
brown light dark barred splash honey dun rusty dun
1/2 saddle - Hook size 10 - 12 / $40
To order, choose a shade of dun
1/2 saddle - Hook size 14 - 16 / $35
To order, choose a shade of dun
 
1/2 saddle - 18 and smaller Midge Hackle / $45
To order, choose a shade of dun
 

 

silver golden cream dun dk dun olive lt olive

Speckled Badgers

silver golden light dun dark item item

1/2 saddle - Hook size 10 - 12 / $40
To order, choose a shade of badger
1/2 saddle - Hook size 14 - 16 / $35
To order, choose a shade of badger
 
1/2 saddle - 18 and smaller Midge Hackle / $45
To order, choose a shade of badger
 

Earth Tones

white black dyed claret golden burgandy straw
olive light dark golden green cahill copper

 

1/2 saddle - Hook size 10 - 12 / $40
To order, choose a color
1/2 saddle - Hook size 14 - 16 / $35
To order, choose a color
1/2 saddle - 18 and smaller Midge Hackle / $45
To order, choose a color

 

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Feather Bundles - 12 feathers - $45.00
To order, choose a variant
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Feather Bundles - 12 feathers - $45.00
To order, choose a variant

 

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*Return Policy

If you order feathers from me and not happy for some reason, please contact me right away and I will resolve the problem. I, in no way, want you to be unhappy with anything you purchase from me.

Thanks, David 608-332-4220

 



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