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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
Silver Rooster Saddle
Silver Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes, feathers are...
$95.00
Silver Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
Silver Grade Rooster Dry Fly Capes have very limited availability. Bronze...
$90.00
Bronze Rooster Saddle
Bronze Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes, feathers are...
$70.00
Introductory Hackle Pack
Getting a jump start with Whiting Intro Hackle Packs! In the ever changing...
$66.00
Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
Bronze and Pro-Grade more readily available. Hook size 6 to 24. Widest...
$60.00
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
Pro-Grade Rooster Saddle
Pro-Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes, feathers are...
$50.00
Whiting High and Dry Hackle Capes
High & Dry Capes are a newer product from Whiting Farms. Once reserved for...
$50.00
Whiting Dry Fly Midge Saddles
Whiting Midge Saddles: Predominately Size 18 and Smaller hackle. If you...
$48.40
Pro Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
Pro-Grade Whiting Rooster Dry Fly Capes there are more readily available....
$45.00
1/4 Silver Grade Rooster Saddle
1/4 Silver Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes,...
$41.80
Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle
Coq De Leon Rooster Bronze Saddle For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing...
$40.00
1/2 Bronze Grade Rooster Saddle
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Saddle: Narrow range of hook sizes,...
$39.90
American Rooster Capes
Saltwater and Warm water flies have never seen better! Whiting Genetic...
$35.00
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
1/2 Bronze Grade Whiting Dry Fly Rooster Cape Hook size 6 to 24. Widest...
$34.20
American Rooster Saddles
Saltwater and Warm water flies have never seen better! Whiting Genetic...
$30.00
Hebert/Miner Dry Fly Rooster Cape
The Traditionalist’s choice! Whiting Farms Hebert-Miner line of fly tying...
$28.50
1/2 Pro Grade Whiting Rooster Cape
1/2 Pro-Grade Cape Dry Fly Rooster Cape. More readily available. Hook...
$25.65
Hebert/Miner Dry Fly Rooster Saddle
The Traditionalist’s choice! Whiting Farms Hebert-Miner line of fly tying...
$25.65
American Hen Capes
The feathers from the hen cape of the Whiting Farms American Hackle are some...
$25.00
Coq De Leon Rooster Capes
Coq De Leon Rooster Capes For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing Coq de...
$25.00
Hebert/Miner Hen Capes
Hebert Miner Hen Capes For: Nymphs, Collars, and Wings The...
$25.00
Whiting Hen Capes
Whiting Hen Capes: Hen capes offer the widest choice in sizes and colors ....
$25.00
Winger Hen Cape
These capes are from hens specifically grown for neck feathers that are wide...
$25.00
Coq De Leon Hen Capes
Coq De Leon Hen Capes For: Soft Hackle, Collars, and Tailing Coq de Leon'...
$22.00
American Hen Saddles
These Whiting Farms - American Hen Saddles are very useful wet fly feathers....
$20.00
Brahma Hen Saddle
Whiting Brahma Hen Saddles Longer, soft webby fibers make the Whiting...
$20.00
Bugger Pack
Whiting put together a fine selection of colors for all your wooly bugger...
$20.00
Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle Packs
Great way to get the exact size feathers for size hook you are tying. There...
$20.00
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.