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Whiting Rangeley Streamer Capes

Some of the most spectacular roosters I've seen have been on friends farms, strutting around like they own the place. So it stand to reason that such beautiful feathers would have a place in fly tying.

What makes many of these birds interesting is that they are a mix of many breeds. Every size, shape and color, no two are the same.


Carrie Stevens tying style

It is widely believed that all domestic breeds of chickens are descended from red junglefowl. However, take a look at this buff laced polish frizzle and you might find that hard to believe. Just how could these genes be hidden away in a bird that for the most part looks like the bird above? You might ask, what else is possible?

Early poultrymen in the New World blended the European and Asiatic races of fowls to create the Plymouth Rock, the ideal of a general purpose fowl; the Wyandotte, an earlier maturing bird of the same type; the American Leghorn, the most popular laying type; and the Rhode Island Red, the most popular dual purpose fowl, prized for its brown egg productions and a favorite for the table.


    Bright Colors  

$25These bright colors have been dyed on white, grizzly, and badger capes. Scroll over the thumbnails to swap the image on the left or click to open a window for a larger image.

  • on white
  • on grizzly
  • on badger
  • fly patterns


red yellow orange chartruese yellow chartruese green
purple pink salmon peach    



red red on dark red on light red on variant chartruese ch on dark
ch on varient pink pink on dark pink on light lt chartruese on dark
on light orange on dark on light    


These are some badger variant capes that have been dyed bright colors.

red pink chartruese yellow chartruese chartruese on ginger red on broken badger


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,



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    Earth Tones  

$25These are earth tone colors, all natural, just as they come off the bird. Scroll over the thumbnails to swap the image on the left or click on a thumbnail to open a window for a larger image.

  • grizzlies
  • browns
  • dunns
  • badger & furnace
  • saddles


grizzly lt grizzly dk grizzly rusty grizzly bleached grizzly grizzly splash
grizzly variant lt variant dk variant dunn grizzly dk dunn grizzly lt dunn grizzly



brown cream ginger barred ginger dark barred barred splash
red dark furnace pale furnace brown laced ginger laced honey laced



grey dunn tan dunn ashey dunn sandy dunn charcoal dunn splash dunn
black white color color color color



silver badger golden badger dunn badger furnace greenwell cock-y bondhu



grizzly brown cream lt ginger dk ginger furnace
black white rusty dunn sandy dunn charcoal dunn lt cream
silver badger golden badger speckled badger dk badger cream badger grey dunn variant





on the farm

barred rock bantam hen

show day

Modern Game Bantam


Dominiker Rooster

Siver Spangled Hamburg


Barred Rock Chicks


Golden Spangled Hen


Black Minorka Bantam