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Average Customer Rating: (8 Reviews) Write Review
Does appear to be more visible than other brands
Reviewer: A viewer from Western Canada
I have a package of this product in 'white'. I got it to make Lefty's Deceivers and other big streamers for Northern Pike. Spirit River claims that their process makes their feathers more visible to fish. While I can't say that this product is more visible to fish, I can confidently say that these saddle hackles do appear whiter and brighter to my human eyes than the white saddle hackles I have from 2 other brands. Additionally, the quality of the feathers is good and the number of feathers in this Spirit River UV2 package is a little more generous in comparison to the 2 other brands I have. While I received a package of this saddle hackle for free as part of a promotion at JS Fly Fishing, I would have been pleased if I'd paid the asking price. I will be probably buy more.
Reviewer: Dan Savary from BELVIDERE, NJ USA
I usually prefer to go through and cherry pick with natural materials, but I was impressed with the quality of these saddles. I now prefer schlappen for streamer tails, but if you like saddles these won't disappoint.