Feathers with an almost endless amount of applications, Spirit River UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle makes it easy to tie things like Wooly Buggers, soft hackles, nymphs, emergers and much more. These webby grizzly feathers come in a wide range of natural and dyed colors, and no matter what color you chose, they all feature Spirit River’s UV2 double-dye process. With their UV2 Technology, Spirit River enhances UVf (ultraviolet fluorescence) and UVR (ultraviolet reflectance) wavelengths to make your flies stand out better in the water. This dye process only increases the versatility of these feathers, making them a true staple for both saltwater and freshwater anglers.
Spirit River UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle feathers can be used in a ton of different ways. These webby feathers are great for things like: tails and legs on nymphs, tying soft hackles, wrapping collars on streamers, building small matuka wings, tying down or up-wings on dry flies, crafting claws on crabs and crayfish, and hackling patterns like the famous Wooly Bugger. Truly versatile and able to be used in a ton of different ways, Spirit River’s UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle makes things easy without breaking the bank.
Although there are plenty of grizzly soft hackle feathers on the market, most options require you to buy a whole hen neck like Hareline’s Hen Saddle. Hareline’s Hen Saddle is a great alternative, but also more costly and doesn’t feature Spirit River’s UV2 dying process. And while both Spirit River’s UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle and Hareline’s Hen Saddle give a range of different sizes, the Hen Saddle is a little better catalogued and easier to quickly find the size that you need. Although both of these options have their benefits, whenever you’re looking for something affordable that comes in a range of colors (all with UV2 Technology), Spirit River’s UV2 Grizzly Soft Hackle is just the right choice.