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So what should I buy? Consider the different grades we carry.
Our 1/2 Capes and 1/2 Saddles are what we call our “Quality” feathers. I highly recommend them for the “newbie” to tying. You’ll be able to tie hundreds of flies down to a size 18 from the capes and 12’s on the saddles. Starting at only $12.
Our new line of “Choice” capes and saddles will satisfy about 90% of fly tyers, so if you’re looking for an excellent cape at a great price, just stop here and buy our “Choice” feathers. You’ll find high barbule density, great colors, lots of feathers, sizes down to 24 on the capes. Huge saddles are dry fly quality. Starting at $34.50
And if you’re an avid tyer who ties the tiniest flies, wants the highest barbule count and longest feathers, our “Premium” capes and saddles are for you. I know for a fact that you cannot buy a better feather at any price! Starting at $44.50.
This image of Russ holding a Hook & Hackle "Choice" saddle should give youan idea of just how 'rich' our materials are. These saddles are excellent for tying dry flies, with lots of density. Many companies offer presized hackle in what they call the 100 packs and in all cases, the feathers in these packages are from saddles, not capes! And because you can get 4-5 flies from each one, you'll ultimately save money too. But lastly, I like the saddles because they're much easier to use - you don't need hackle pliers until you're down to the last couple of inches of the feathers.