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Whiting Farms Hackle

Whiting Farms Hackle Info
There has been an unprecedented increased demand for long saddle hackle feathers in the fashion hair industry for hair extension's made from the great fly tying feathers. Due to this unanticipated demand Whiting farms and all fly shop businesses were not prepared for this outside demand for fly tying feathers. They are trying to increase production; however, it takes awhile for the egg to hatch and the bird grow and then be harvested and dyed in various colors. The Olympic Grading System Whiting’s Olympic Grading System was developed to consistently and uniformly grade capes and saddles across all product lines. Whiting Farms does not grade from harvest to harvest or “batch to batch”. We do not grade to push up or down pelts to meet certain sales requirements or financial obligations. We do not grade to meet consumer demand. Our grading methodology remains consistent through out the year and is independent of any bias that would skew the true quality of the pelt. When grading our pelts, one rule-of-thumb always stands true: the quality of the feather is always consistent. What does this mean? It means that each dry fly feather has a supple quill, void of twist, contains dense barbing and is greater than 85% web-free. If a pelt doesn’t meet this core criteria, the pelt is never sold in retail. Making the Grade How is a pelt determined to be a bronze, silver, gold or better? Once the quality of the feather is determined to pass the grade (see above), several factors are observed to categorize each pelt. In summary, a few key elements quickly raise the value of a pelt from bronze, to silver to gold. Factors such as useable feather length, uniformity of feather length, barb stiffness, size range in the entire pelt, stem condition, feather quantity, consistent coloration, and more are all looked at to determine grade. In all, there are more than 25 elements that are taken into consideration when grading a pelt. It’s a good bet that if a pelt is densely feathered, offers a wide size range and the feathers have long, usable dry fly portions, the pelt will grade out rather high, maybe even a gold or better. Recent studies on Whiting dry fly saddles reveal that as the grade is higher, more flies can be tied from the pelt. This makes the cost-per-fly decrease for higher grades. For the volume tier, this is great news, but for the hobby tier, cost per fly is less of a concern. In this case a silver or bronze grade saddle may be the hobby tier’s best choice.Hook Size Ranges of All Grades of Whiting and Hebert/Miner Rooster Capes
1/2 Bronze Grade Rooster Saddle
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes,...
$39.90
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Dry Fly Rooster Cape Hook size 6 to 24. Widest...
$34.20
1/2 Pro Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
1/2 Pro-Grade Cape Dry Fly Rooster Cape. More readily available. Hook...
$25.65
1/2 Silver Grade Rooster Saddle
1/2 Silver Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes,...
$54.15
1/2 Silver Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
1/2 Silver Grade Dry Fly Rooster Capes have very limited availability....
$51.30
1/4 Silver Grade Rooster Saddle
1/4 Silver Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes,...
$41.80
American Hen Capes
The feathers from the hen cape of the Whiting Farms American Hackle are some...
$25.00
American Hen Saddles
These Whiting Farms - American Hen Saddles are very useful wet fly feathers....
$20.00
American Hen Soft Hackle with Chicabou
Whiting Farms American Hen Soft Hackle with Chickabou pelts provide two types...
$15.00
American Rooster Capes
Saltwater and Warm water flies have never seen better! Whiting Genetic...
$35.00
American Rooster Saddles
Saltwater and Warm water flies have never seen better! Whiting Genetic...
$30.00
Brahma Hen Cape
Brahma hen capes and soft hackle with Chick-a-Bou® pelts are rapidly...
$15.00
Brahma Hen Saddle
Whiting Brahma Hen Saddles Longer, soft webby fibers make the Whiting...
$20.00
Brahma Hen Soft Hackle with Chickabou
Brahma hen capes and soft hackle with Chick-a-Bou® pelts are rapidly...
$15.00
Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
Bronze and Pro-Grade more readily available. Hook size 6 to 24. Widest...
$60.00
Bronze Rooster Saddle
Bronze Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes, feathers are...
$70.00
Bugger Pack
Whiting put together a fine selection of colors for all your wooly bugger...
$20.00
Chickabou Patch
The soft hackle with Chick-a-Bou® product is one of the most versatile...
$6.00
Coq De Leon Hen Capes
Coq De Leon Hen Capes For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing Coq de Leon'...
$22.00
Coq De Leon Hen Saddles
Coq De Leon Hen Saddles For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing Coq de Leon'...
$12.00
Coq De Leon Hen Soft Hackle With Chicakabou
Coq De Leon Hen Soft Hackle with Chickabou. The great Coq De Leon mottled...
$15.00
Coq De Leon Rooster Capes
Coq De Leon Rooster Capes For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing Coq de...
$25.00
Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle
Coq De Leon Rooster Bronze Saddle For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing...
$40.00
Fly Tier's Variety Pack
The long-awaited Fly Tier’s Variety Pack is here! The Fly Tier’s Variety...
$16.00
Hebert/Miner Dry Fly Rooster Cape
The Traditionalist’s choice! Whiting Farms Hebert-Miner line of fly tying...
$28.50
Hebert/Miner Dry Fly Rooster Saddle
The Traditionalist’s choice! Whiting Farms Hebert-Miner line of fly tying...
$25.65
Hebert/Miner Hen Capes
Hebert Miner Hen Capes For: Nymphs, Collars, and Wings The...
$25.00
Hebert/Miner Hen Saddles
Hebert Miner Hen Saddles For:Nymphs, Collars, and Wings The...
$12.00
Introductory Hackle Pack
Getting a jump start with Whiting Intro Hackle Packs! In the ever changing...
$66.00
Pro Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
Pro-Grade Whiting Rooster Dry Fly Capes there are more readily available....
$45.00
There has been an unprecedented increased demand for long saddle hackle feathers in the fashion hair industry for hair extension's made from the great fly tying feathers. Due to this unanticipated demand Whiting farms and all fly shop businesses were not prepared for this outside demand for fly tying feathers. They are trying to increase production; however, it takes awhile for the egg to hatch and the bird grow and then be harvested and dyed in various colors.