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I've always used Metz saddles and capes. Recently I decided to order a Whiting bronze saddle to see if they were worth the few extra dollars. My saddle was on back-order for some time, but let me tell you...it was worth the wait. If you're looking for incredibly long, smaller stiffed-barbed hackle feathers, you'll love these saddles. Some of these feathers are at least 17 inches long with virtually no web or waste. You can tie half-dozen flies with one feather. If their capes are this good, suffice to say, from now on, I'm going with Whiting.
If you're in the market for a cape and you want to keep your costs within reason, this is definitely a good choice. Whiting bronze 1/2 saddles provide a huge value if you can work with the somewhat limited size range of a saddle. Most of the feathers are well over a foot long and they look great on dry flies. I was a bit reluctant to purchase the dyed furnace color online, having never seen one in person, but it's true to form.
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