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Whiting Hen Capes & Saddles

Over the past few years, soft hackle has seen a huge resurgence in popularity. When I go to shows, it is no longer uncomon to sell more soft hakle than dry fly.

The soft webby quality of the feathers quickly absorbs water, keeping your fly below the surface.

This line of hen is smaller and has long slender feathers in the neck. If you're looking for a larger, wider feather, check out the hens from my saltwater line. I offer them in natural and bright colors.

11/11/2013 I've updated this page. The prices are the same but I've increased the selection. Please visit my new pages;

 

Whiting Hen Capes

Whiting Hen Saddles

 



Hen Cape or Hen Saddle?

Hen capes offer the widest choice in sizes and colors . The feathers are long and narrow yet soft. One of the benefits of a hen cape is that the smaller sizes on the top of the neck have a stem long enough to give you a few wraps -even on the smallest of flys.

Hen Saddles on the other hand are a larger feather with rounded tips and a bit softer. Generally, you will only find a few sizes on a saddle. The fiber lengh is longer and a bit heavier than neck feather and when used as a collar, it gives the fly a nice full look.

*Many old soft-hackle patterns call for material no longer available. Species such as snipe and plover are protected under US Fish and Wildlife laws. The good news is that these hens offer a wide range of colors and fiber lengh perfect for tying these flies.

 

    Soft-hackle Hen Capes  
 


Check out the array of colors of these hen capes! The fibers are soft and the stems are flexible. The top of these capes are loaded with small sizes.

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.


$25.00

  • best sellers
  • grizzlies
  • browns
  • duns
  • badgers & furnace
  • variants


If you're just getting started tying soft hackled flies, here are some basic colors:

black white grizzly brown dunn olive grizzly/olive grizzly/brown

 

Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

grizzly dark grizzly natural dun bleached muddy blue dun olive brown

 

Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

cream brown light brown dark brown firey brown dk ginger med ginger light ginger

 

Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $25

To order, choose a color


Blue Duns

blue dun light blue
dark blue
dun badger speckled blue barred blue
barred dark barred light
Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $25
To order, choose a color

Grey Duns

grey dun light grey
dark grey
barred grey ashy dun dark ashy
barred ashy
splash dun
Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $22
To order, choose a color

Brown Duns

brown dun sandy dun tan dun dark tan
chocolate
pale watery
honey dun rusty dun
Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $22
To order, choose a color

silver badger speckled
broken
dun badger dark dun
greenwell furnace dark furnace

 

Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $25

To order, choose a color

variant 1 variant 2 variant 3 variant 4 variant 5 variant 6 variant 7 variant 8

 

Soft Hackle Hen Cape - $30

To order, choose a color


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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    Soft-hackle Hen Saddles  
 


If you're burning wings, take a look at the dunns. If you're looking for a feather with longer soft fibers and a stem long enough to tie a good looking wooly bugger, check out the olives and blacks - these will fit the bill!

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.


$15

  • best sellers
  • grizzlies
  • browns
  • duns
  • laced
  • variants
  • fly patterns


Here some basic colors to start with:

black white grizzly brown dunn olive dark olive ginger

 

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $15

To order, choose a color


Grizzlies

grizzly dun light dun bleached large muddy broken ginger
brown tan olive dark olive gginger ashy grizzly dun pale dunn

 

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $15

To order, choose a color

 


Browns

brown cream dark brown mahagany speckled brown ginger light ginger honey dunn

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $15

To order, choose a color


Dunns

grey dunn light grey dunn dark grey dunn sandy dunn tan dunn brown dunn barred dunn splash dunn

 

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $15

To order, choose a color


Laced

black laced white black laced brown ginger laced buff laced cream laced dunn laced partridge laced grouse laced

 

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $25

To order, choose a color

 


Variants

variant 1 variant 2 variant 3 variant 4 variant 5 variant 6 variant 7 variant 8

 

Soft Hackle Hen Saddles - $20

To order, choose a color

 


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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