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Great Entry Level Cape
Reviewer: A viewer from Missoula, MT US
Whether you're on a budget or just getting into tying, Whiting bronze 1/2 capes are a good choice. The biggest challenge with buying hackle online is you don't get to inspect it first. With Whiting hackle, you know you're going to get good quality and a proper selection of colors. These 1/2 capes provide a decent selection of sizes and will tie a lot of flies without breaking the bank. Experienced tiers may appreciate the higher grade hackles, but for me, the bronze level is good enough and the fish can't tell the difference. My only complaints are that they tend to shift in their packaging, perhaps due to shipping, which can slightly damage a few tips. Also, the packaging they come in is not good for long term storage since the cape is difficult to remove repeatedly due to the rather hefty bag zipper.
Great Product good price
Reviewer: A viewer from Chickamauga, GA US
With the demand for grizzly hackle the last couple of years, I was glad to see that JS Stockard has kept there flytying customers informed and fair. Great cape will keep me supplied for a while. Full length feathers and shorter ones for midges and small dries.
Great product great price
Reviewer: A viewer from Little Elm, TX US
This is a great product at a great price. You get a really large amount of good feathers with a really good range of sizes with these capes. I am not dissapointed at all. These capes have met my needs for all the dry fly hackle I tie and will last a long time.
Best available and best value
Reviewer: A viewer from Southern Connecticut
There is not much to say, this is simply the finest hackle in the world, and the bronze grade is all you need. The hackle density is amazing and the stems are very supple. The "sweet spot" on the feather, where the web disappears, is close to the feather base, so the resultant hackle can produce many wraps. On a size 14 dry fly, you can easily make 8 full wraps of hackle. The dyed dun color is perfectly uniform and matches the mayfly dun color you see on BWOs or Hendricksons. No one in the world has ever applied so much science to poultry genetics, and the efforts of Dr. Whiting are well-appreciated by fly-tiers everywhere.