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Indian Necks

Many of you will remember back to when you anxiously awaited for the day your fly shop received a new shipment of rooster capes.

If you were one of the lucky ones, you got to be one of the first to look through them. They came in barrels and the thrill of digging through all those capes looking for just the right one, well you get the idea!

Then came Metz, and today we have Whiting, feathers that in those days you never would have dreamt of. But many of you still like tying with these.

Tips for tying with Indian Necks

These small rooster necks offer a great value to the fly tyer. For dry flies, they usually have enough small feathers to tie down to #14's, but be ready to use two hackles to fill out the collar and the stems are a bit stiff.

Some of the colors are better than the expensive capes and make for great legs on nymphs. Feather used in patterns of days gone by can be found in these Indian Cock Necks.

For streamer patterns, they are a favorite for many tiers. The feathers are webby and sturdy, holding their shape in the water. They're also great for crawdad claws.

The Indian Hen Necks shine when used for nymphs and soft hackle wet flies. The fibers are soft and webby. You won't find hen feathers that are softer. My favorite are the Speckled Hen Backs. The delicate modeling gives you fly that buggy look.

 

***For those of you who watch Davie McPhail on youtube, he uses the feathers from these Indian Necks to tie two of his favorite dry flies. You need to see it; Davie McPhail.

 

    Indian Cock Necks  
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Natural Colors

chincilla brown cream ginger lt ginger coachman
dyed dun black olive furnace barred gin badger

Hot Colors

red yellow orange chartruese hot pink purple

 

Indian Cock Necks - Prime / $10.00
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Indian Cock Necks - Grade #1 / $7,50
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Indian Cock Necks - Grade #2 / $5.00
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    Indian Rooster Saddles Patches  
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These are one-of-a-kind colors. You will receive the exact one pictured. They are only available in full capes.

Variants

brown barred ginger olive furnace badger

 

 

Indian Cock Saddle Patch - $5.50
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Soft Hackle Hen Feathers

The fibers on today's hen capes are almost as stiff as those on an Indian Rooster Cape. The effects of selective breeding for dry fly capes with small sizes has caused this.

A few years ago I met A. K. Best at a fly fishing show. He was tying parachute patterns and using Whiting hen capes for the hackle. He said that the fibers were stiff enough and gave the fly a bit of a bounce when it hit the water.

So if it's Soft Hackle you're looking for, you won't find any hen feathers softer than these.

 

    Indian Hen Neck  
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Naturals

brown olive ginger dk brown cream black
badger furnace variant white dk dun lt dun

Hot Colors

red yellow orange chartruese hot pink purple

 

 

Indian Hen Neck - $7.50
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    Speckled Hen Backs  
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Naturals

natural brown olive org griz blacl white

 

 

Indian Hen Back - $5.50
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Great hackle for streamers!


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Genetic Hackle

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Whiting Grizzly - Gold

 

 

Metz Neck - Brown

 

 

Master Tyers Grade

 

 

 

Whiting Hebert Saddle

 

 

 

 

 

Soft Hackle Hen Feathers


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Hen Saddles

 

 

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