|The feathers from the hen cape of the Whiting Farms American Hackle are some of the most broadly versatile tying feathers available. They have a greater density of web than any other hen hackle and typically the roundest tips. In addition the feathers are both long and broad with a more substantial quill and a velvety smooth, dense web. These characteristics are applicable to a myriad of fly tying realms, including:
In addition some of the unique markings of the Whiting Farms American Hackle feathers, such as the black laced white, provide unique pattern possibilities for more distinctive flies. In a full wing application the black laced pattern accentuates shape and perimeter definition, while in a wrapped collar application adds a black tipped effect. Both applications, singly or in combination, contribute dramatically to the appearance of any fly. Try some and see.
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