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#1 caper40

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

looking to get some orange hackle to start tying my own shrimp flies but cant seem to find some does anyone know where to get some and i figure i would need rooster saddle am i right


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#2 Swinsc

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

There is a similar post on this for red and orange hackle, I believe I saw a Chinese hackle cape at fishing fever, otherwise there are tons of places on line that sell coloured hackle. It might not be grade A dry fly hackle but for salmon flies you need softer hen hackle anyway.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:47 PM

so i can palmer a hen cape for the shrimp legs


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

If you have a hen feather that is long enough then sure, use it. Strung rooster saddle also works well.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

Hen hackle is generally longer fibres and softer, use It almost exclusively on wet flies. You can use a lot of different feathers for legs, I only use rooster for dry flies.
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:55 AM

Not all rooster hackle is the same, the vast majority of strung rooster hackle that is sold is used on wet flies, whiting's american rooster hackle makes great wings and wet fly hackle. Rooster feathers are generally much longer in overall length than hen feathers although they can be just as webby. Generally any wet flies that have palmered hackle along the body all use rooster hackle due to the length of feather required.


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