Hareline Coq De Leon is a unique type of hackle. The feathers have long stiff barbules that are naturally mottled. Hareline Coq De Leon is available in nine different natural colors. Hareline Coq De Leon is a great choice for matching the hatch. Whether you use them as tailing material or wrapped as a hackle, the subtle colors and natural mottling lend themselves to realistic patterns.
Patterns and Tying Techniques - Coq De Leon can be used as tailing material on nymphs and dry flies and as a large dry fly hackle. Coq De Leon is perfect for natural-looking wing cases and legs on nymphs. Coq De Leon can be wrapped as a collar hackle on bugger type flies or used as a wing on streamers. Coq De Leon can also make a great addition to realistic shrimp patterns and toned down Spey-style flies.
UV2 Coq De Leon Perdigon vs Hareline Coq De Leon - UV2 Coq De Leon Perdigon differs from standard Coq De Leon in that it is dyed in UV fluorescent colors. UV2 Coq De Leon Perdigon was created to tie the Perdigon, a Euro-style nymph that is designed to sink quickly and grab a fish’s attention. Both UV2 Coq De Leon Perdigon and Hareline Coq De Leon can be used for the same purpose. Use UV2 Coq De Leon Perdigon when you want to create a hot spot or add a splash of color and use Hareline Coq De Leon when you want a more subtle fly.
Dry Flies and Nymphs - Hareline Coq De Leon is perfect for tying tails on nymphs and dries. The Perdigon is a great example of a nymph pattern tied with Coq De Leon. This material can also be substituted for a tail on Hares Ears and Copper Johns. Try using it as hackle on larger Catskill-style dries like Dark and Light Cahills. Hareline Coq De Leon can also be used as a wing on Matuka patterns and on Flat Wings. It looks awesome used as a hackle on shrimp patterns like the Killer Shrimp.
Approximate Dimensions - The feathers are approximately four inches long and ½ inch at the base tapering to ¼ inch at the tip. The barbules are roughly ¾ to ½ inch in length.
Pack Size - Twelve individual feathers are included in each pack. The barbules can be stripped from the stem to provide plenty of material for tailing and wing cases. The feathers come in a plastic bag that’s roughly 6 inches by 3 inches.
**These sizes and dimensions may vary based on manufacturer changes**