Feathers & Hackle may be one of the largest, most important categories in fly tying. Feathers can be used to tie wings, to wrap bodies, and to create large profiles on streamer patterns. Hackle can be palmered to create full fly bodies, too. Whether you’re tying nymphs, dry flies, or streamers, feathers & hackle are a must-have for any tying bench. We have every type of feather for tying from Peacock feathers to Intruder Feathers to Duck, Starling, and much more. If you’re just learning how to tie flies, feathers and hackle is a great place to start.
We carry a solid variety of Feathers and Hackle. While we do get most of our products from Hareline, we also carry feathers from Spirit River, Ds Flyes, Keough Farms, and Metz. All of the feathers we carry are top-notch, durable, and come in a variety of colors and sizes. Hareline Woolly Bugger Saddle Hackle, for example, is a great choice for streamers and larger nymphs. This Saddle Hackle comes in a few different sizes and a handful of different colors. If you’re tying other streamers, like many leech patterns, for example, Hareline Marabou Strung Blood Quills are a great option for creating a tail with lots of movement in the water and a full profile when fished in any environment.
Spirit River’s selection of Feathers & Hackle is centered around vibrant colors and eye-catching quality. The Spirit River UV2 series of feathers is characterized by neon colors including pink, red, green, blue, and more. A multitude of feathers fall into this dynamic series of products from Spirit River. The UV2 Mallard Flank is great for tying soft hackle flies, streamer patterns, dry flies, Steelhead and Salmon flies and much more. The UV2 colors make any streamer pop in the water and fish can see neon mallard flank from a mile away. Bright Spirit River Goose Biots also add dimension and character to any fly pattern.
Keough Farms also makes some high-performance feathers and hackle. The Keough’s Half Saddle Grizzly is a great Saddle Hackle with a barred style used for tying nymphs and dry flies. These feathers are long and thin and can be wrapped or palmered very easily to create a buoyant dry fly. A Half Saddle comes with a multitude of feathers and is great for tyers who are tying multiple flies of the same pattern. If you’re only tying a few flies that call for Saddle, choose Keough’s Saddle Value Pack which comes with fewer materials.
Finally, Metz makes some choice feathers and necks, too. The Metz Hen Neck and the Metz Cock Necks are some of the best neck feathers on the market. While they’re expensive, these hackles are premium quality and will last a tyer months at the vise. Metz is also well-known for its Hatchery Soft Hackle and different types of Saddle.
Whether you’re tying streamers, dry flies, or nymphs, chances are you’re going to need to shop feathers & hackle. We have the largest selection and FREE SHIPPING. Shop Now!