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Goose Biots from Spirit River are an excellent choice for constructing nymph bodies and V-tails.
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detdesc::You know it's no secret that the largest brown trout in your favorite river are in love with biot-bodied nymphs. That's why Spirit River offers the very best choice in fly tying goodse biots! Spirit River's Goose Biot quills are found on the leading edge of a bird's wing feather. Include these all-natural goose biots in your nymph bodies and catch more fish! This fly tying material is also an excellent choice for constructing in the perfectly tapered V-tail. Spirit River Goose Biots are available in a wide range of natural and dyed colors.
Summary

Spirit River's Goose Biots are simply the best choice for all-natural regular length fly tying biots. These perfectly tapered biot quills are easy to work with and are a great material for V-tails and segmented quill bodies. Spirit River's Goose Biots are available in pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack. Ramp up your segmented bodies today!

Details

- All-natural regular length fly tying biots

- Tapered biot quills

- Great for V-tails and segmented bodies

- Colors: pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack

Common patterns

- Biot Body BWO

- Bead Head Prince

Leland on Goose Biots

Biots can be found on the leading edge of a bird's flight wings. These veins are stripped from the feather and tied on to a hook shank to create an excellent body shape for dry flies. There are two distinct types of segmented bodies that can be created depending on the wrapping technique a fly tyer chooses. Goose biots are an extremely durable material that tapers quickly toward the butt end of the section. This feature can sometimes be difficult to work with, but with a little extra care, biots can produce some of the more elegant body profiles in the long catalog of fly recipes. To get extra life out of your goose biots, store them in water for up to two months. This will prevent them from becoming brittle and unusable.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Goose Biots

"Short, tapered quill fibers used for tails and antennae on many popular nymphs such as the prince nymph, hellgrammites, stone, etc. "Packs" include biots of multiple colors to tie on a variety of patterns."

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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detdesc::You know it's no secret that the largest brown trout in your favorite river are in love with biot-bodied nymphs. That's why Spirit River offers the very best choice in fly tying goodse biots! Spirit River's Goose Biot quills are found on the leading edge of a bird's wing feather. Include these all-natural goose biots in your nymph bodies and catch more fish! This fly tying material is also an excellent choice for constructing in the perfectly tapered V-tail. Spirit River Goose Biots are available in a wide range of natural and dyed colors.
Summary

Spirit River's Goose Biots are simply the best choice for all-natural regular length fly tying biots. These perfectly tapered biot quills are easy to work with and are a great material for V-tails and segmented quill bodies. Spirit River's Goose Biots are available in pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack. Ramp up your segmented bodies today!

Details

- All-natural regular length fly tying biots

- Tapered biot quills

- Great for V-tails and segmented bodies

- Colors: pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack

Common patterns

- Biot Body BWO

- Bead Head Prince

Leland on Goose Biots

Biots can be found on the leading edge of a bird's flight wings. These veins are stripped from the feather and tied on to a hook shank to create an excellent body shape for dry flies. There are two distinct types of segmented bodies that can be created depending on the wrapping technique a fly tyer chooses. Goose biots are an extremely durable material that tapers quickly toward the butt end of the section. This feature can sometimes be difficult to work with, but with a little extra care, biots can produce some of the more elegant body profiles in the long catalog of fly recipes. To get extra life out of your goose biots, store them in water for up to two months. This will prevent them from becoming brittle and unusable.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Goose Biots

"Short, tapered quill fibers used for tails and antennae on many popular nymphs such as the prince nymph, hellgrammites, stone, etc. "Packs" include biots of multiple colors to tie on a variety of patterns."

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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detdesc::You know it's no secret that the largest brown trout in your favorite river are in love with biot-bodied nymphs. That's why Spirit River offers the very best choice in fly tying goodse biots! Spirit River's Goose Biot quills are found on the leading edge of a bird's wing feather. Include these all-natural goose biots in your nymph bodies and catch more fish! This fly tying material is also an excellent choice for constructing in the perfectly tapered V-tail. Spirit River Goose Biots are available in a wide range of natural and dyed colors.
Summary

Spirit River's Goose Biots are simply the best choice for all-natural regular length fly tying biots. These perfectly tapered biot quills are easy to work with and are a great material for V-tails and segmented quill bodies. Spirit River's Goose Biots are available in pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack. Ramp up your segmented bodies today!

Details

- All-natural regular length fly tying biots

- Tapered biot quills

- Great for V-tails and segmented bodies

- Colors: pale yellow, white, rainbow, dun grey, brown, black, and color combo pack

Common patterns

- Biot Body BWO

- Bead Head Prince

Leland on Goose Biots

Biots can be found on the leading edge of a bird's flight wings. These veins are stripped from the feather and tied on to a hook shank to create an excellent body shape for dry flies. There are two distinct types of segmented bodies that can be created depending on the wrapping technique a fly tyer chooses. Goose biots are an extremely durable material that tapers quickly toward the butt end of the section. This feature can sometimes be difficult to work with, but with a little extra care, biots can produce some of the more elegant body profiles in the long catalog of fly recipes. To get extra life out of your goose biots, store them in water for up to two months. This will prevent them from becoming brittle and unusable.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Goose Biots

"Short, tapered quill fibers used for tails and antennae on many popular nymphs such as the prince nymph, hellgrammites, stone, etc. "Packs" include biots of multiple colors to tie on a variety of patterns."

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Necks for fly tying are excellent for creating classic tails and attractive legs on a host of artificial fly patterns both wet and dry. These whole necks also include crest feathers commonly used in classic Atlantic salmon fly recipes.
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detdesc::With Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Necks, tying a classic Grey Ghost has never been more enjoyable. These necks supply a fly tyer with an excellent selection of premium quality golden pheasant crest feathers as well as a useful stock of golden pheasant tippets. Use the long golden crest feathers for lively streamers and Atlantic salmon flies or tie attractive tails into your favorite patterns like the Royal Trude or the General Practitioner. Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Necks are available in a rich natural color.

Summary

Spirit River Golden Pheasant Necks are premium quality and include crest feathers and tippets. Use the long and supple crest feathers for streamer patterns. The barred tippet feathers are perfect for tying attractive tails on a variety of fly patterns. These feathers are available in a rich natural color that will add beauty to fly patterns both classic and modern. Spruce up your favorite flies today!

Details

- Premium quality crest feathers and tippets

- Long crest feathers

- High quality tippet feathers

- Rich natural color

Common patterns

- Silver Doctor

- General Practitioner

Leland on Golden Pheasant Necks

Golden pheasant necks are an excellent resource for fly tyers interested in tying classic salmon patterns, dry fly attractor patterns, and streamers. Use the long and supple golden crest feathers in a range of streamer and baitfish patterns. The whole neck also includes a great selection of golden pheasant tippets. These feathers are commonly used in artificial fly recipes aimed at catching trout, steelhead, and salmon. Tippets are brilliantly colored feathers with a distinctive barring and are often tied into flies as tails, wings, and sometimes as cheeks for more traditional and fancy salmon flies and streamers. Golden pheasant tippets will provide excellent color and attraction qualities to a host of dry fly patterns and will also make elegant tails on large Atlantic salmon, Spey, and Gaudy salmon patterns. Golden pheasant necks are a go-to material for many classic and modern artificial fly patterns and should be in every fly tyer's material kit.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Skins are all-natural and of the highest quality. These whole skins offer the fly tyer a wide range of invaluable feathers for dry flies and nymphs.
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detdesc::Not sure what you'd like to tie? Spirit River's Pheasant Skins are the answer. These whole top-quality pheasant skins are all-natural and perfect for the tyer who wants to keep tying options open. These pheasant skins are richly colored and contain a trove of excellent, once-discarded "filoplumes" that will give any wet fly or nymph pattern striking underwater animation. Use the golden crest feathers for streamer patterns and the barred tippets for attractive tails. These skins will give you an excellent selection of prime golden pheasant feathers for dry flies, Atlantic salmon patterns, and streamers. Spirit River Golden Pheasant Skins are available in brilliant natural color.



Summary


Spirit River's all-natural whole Pheasant Skins supply fly tyers with myriad feather types and colors for a range of fly tying applications. These skins contain lots of filoplumes for adding great animation to nymph patterns and wet flies. Each skin includes a full crest that will make your streamers sing. Use the barred tippet fibers to tie amazing tails in many popular fly patterns. Spirit River Golden Pheasant Skins are brilliantly colored and offer an excellent choice to cover the range of your fly tying needs!



Details


- All-natural whole golden pheasant skins
- Lots of filoplumes
- Excellent golden crest feathers
- Long barred tippet fibers
- Brilliant natural color range



Common patterns


- Filoplume Damsel
- Burk's Hexagenia



Leland on Golden Pheasant Skins


Golden pheasant skins include the popular feathers from the crest and neck as well as a host of other colorful and useful feathers. Whole golden pheasant skins offer the ultimate in feather selection. These skins can be extremely valuable to fly tyers who want to get the most out of their materials. The range of feather types, sizes, and colors is excellent and will serve a wide range of fly tying applications. Use filoplumes to add lively movement to wet flies and nymph patterns, golden crest feathers for streamers and Atlantic salmon flies, and tie your favorite tails with the long barred tippet fibers.

Golden pheasant necks are an excellent resource for fly tyers interested in tying classic salmon patterns, dry fly attractor patterns, and streamers. Use the long and supple golden crest feathers in a range of streamer and baitfish patterns. The whole neck also includes a great selection of golden pheasant tippets. These feathers are commonly used in artificial fly recipes aimed at catching trout, steelhead, and salmon. Tippets are brilliantly colored feathers with a distinctive barring and are often tied into flies as tails, wings, and sometimes as cheeks for more traditional and fancy salmon flies and streamers. Golden pheasant tippets will provide excellent color and attraction qualities to a host of dry fly patterns and will also make elegant tails on large Atlantic salmon, Spey, and Gaudy salmon patterns. Golden pheasant necks are a go-to material for many classic and modern artificial fly patterns and should be in every fly tyer's material kit.



Leland on Spirit River


Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.



Spirit River on Spirit River


"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.

It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Tips for fly tying are excellent for creating classic tails and attractive legs on a host of artificial fly patterns both wet and dry.
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detdesc::Need to tie a perfect Sierra Bright Dot for that next trip to Eastern California's famed Golden Trout Wilderness? Spirit River Golden Pheasant Tips are all-natural, beautifully barred golden pheasant tips for tying attractive legs and tails. At 3 inches in length, these fibers are long and easy to work with, making them a perfect addition to any fly tier's material kit. Spirit River Golden Pheasant Tips are available in a rich natural barred orange color. We'll see you in the Sierras!
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Spirit River's Golden Pheasant Tippets are all-natural and perfect for a host of attractor fly patterns. These beautifully barred tip fibers are perfect for legs and tails, and at 3 inches in length, they are easy to work with. These golden pheasant tippets are available in a rich naturally barred orange and are excellent for natural and attractive imitations! Make your attractor patterns pop!

Details

- All-natural golden pheasant tippets

- Barred tip fibers

- 3-inch long fibers

- Available in rich natural barred orange

Common patterns

- General Practitioner

- Lime Trude

Leland on Golden Pheasant Tips

Golden pheasant tippets are commonly used in artificial fly recipes aimed at catching trout, steelhead, and salmon. These brilliantly colored feathers are distinctively barred and are often tied into flies as tails, wings, and sometimes as cheeks for more traditional and fancy salmon flies and streamers. Golden pheasant tippets will provide excellent color and attraction qualities to a host of dry fly patterns and will also make elegant tails on large Atlantic salmon, Spey, and Gaudy salmon patterns.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Golden Pheasant Tips

"Long, straight fibers and distinct barring make them perfect for tails and legs."

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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Use these beautifully speckled feathers in a range of fly patterns. From nymphs to wets to steelhead and Atlantic salmon flies, these great, webby feathers will dress your flies for success.
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detdesc::Got Spirit River Strung Guinea? The strung feathers from this domesticated African ground-nesting bird species are beautifully speckled and spotted, making them perfect for realistic legs and collars on a range of nymph and subsurface fly patterns. The guineafowl feather is also a necessary fly tying feather for completing many classic and gaudy Atlantic salmon fly patterns. These feathers are webby and will create tons of movement and articulation when underwater. Be sure to reserve a slot in your fly tying material kit for Spirit River's Strung Guinea Feathers. They are available in black and olive colors. Let it be known, these spotted beauties are simply a must have feather for fly tyers of all stripes.



Summary



Spirit River's Strung Guinea is all-natural and harvested from the guineafowl species, a partridge-like bird originally native to Africa. These top quality feathers have webby fibers and a unique speckled pattern that make them perfect for wet fly collars and realistic nymph legs. This beautiful feather is also called for in a range of classic Atlantic salmon fly recipes and is always an inexpensive substitute for jungle cock nail feathers, traditionally used for cheeks and eyes on a range of fly patterns. Spirit River's Strung Guinea is conveniently packaged and available in both black and olive colors.



Details



- All-natural top quality feathers harvested from the African guineafowl species

- Webby fibers produce amazing movement and articulation when wet

- Perfect for legs and collars on nymph patterns and wet flies

- A fly tying material traditionally included in many classic Atlantic salmon patterns

- Feathers are conveniently strung and packaged for ease of use at the tying bench

- Colors: black, olive



Common Patterns



- Flying Circus Caddis

- A range of gaudy Atlantic salmon flies



Leland on Strung Guinea



The African guineafowl is a species of bird similar to the partridge family. The species has a long and storied history of domestication and use in costumes, arts and crafts, and, of course, fly tying due to its distinctive and beautiful speckled coloration. The feathers of this bird are webby and of medium length, rendering them quite useful for a range of fly tying applications. Use these spotted strung guinea feathers as legs in your favorite nymph and subsurface fly patterns or as collars in your wet flies. This feather is also a required material in tying many gaudy Atlantic salmon fly patterns and is gaining popularity among saltwater fly tyers who cobble together large streamers that require the movement and articulation these feathers provide. Steelhead fly tyers will also love these uniquely spotted feathers as collars on their large marabou flies and other steelhead-specific fly creations. In a pinch or if you don't want to spend a ton of cash, you'll also find that guinea feathers will substitute quite well for jungle cock nail feathers in patterns calling for natural cheeks and eyes.



Leland on Spirit River



Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.



Spirit River on Strung Guinea



"These beautifully spotted feathers are useful on many salmon and steelhead patterns, as well as great legs and hackles on nymphs."



Spirit River on Spirit River



"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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detdesc::Got Spirit River Strung Guinea? The strung feathers from this domesticated African ground-nesting bird species are beautifully speckled and spotted, making them perfect for realistic legs and collars on a range of nymph and subsurface fly patterns. The guineafowl feather is also a necessary fly tying feather for completing many classic and gaudy Atlantic salmon fly patterns. These feathers are webby and will create tons of movement and articulation when underwater. Be sure to reserve a slot in your fly tying material kit for Spirit River's Strung Guinea Feathers. They are available in black and olive colors. Let it be known, these spotted beauties are simply a must have feather for fly tyers of all stripes.



Summary



Spirit River's Strung Guinea is all-natural and harvested from the guineafowl species, a partridge-like bird originally native to Africa. These top quality feathers have webby fibers and a unique speckled pattern that make them perfect for wet fly collars and realistic nymph legs. This beautiful feather is also called for in a range of classic Atlantic salmon fly recipes and is always an inexpensive substitute for jungle cock nail feathers, traditionally used for cheeks and eyes on a range of fly patterns. Spirit River's Strung Guinea is conveniently packaged and available in both black and olive colors.



Details



- All-natural top quality feathers harvested from the African guineafowl species

- Webby fibers produce amazing movement and articulation when wet

- Perfect for legs and collars on nymph patterns and wet flies

- A fly tying material traditionally included in many classic Atlantic salmon patterns

- Feathers are conveniently strung and packaged for ease of use at the tying bench

- Colors: black, olive



Common Patterns



- Flying Circus Caddis

- A range of gaudy Atlantic salmon flies



Leland on Strung Guinea



The African guineafowl is a species of bird similar to the partridge family. The species has a long and storied history of domestication and use in costumes, arts and crafts, and, of course, fly tying due to its distinctive and beautiful speckled coloration. The feathers of this bird are webby and of medium length, rendering them quite useful for a range of fly tying applications. Use these spotted strung guinea feathers as legs in your favorite nymph and subsurface fly patterns or as collars in your wet flies. This feather is also a required material in tying many gaudy Atlantic salmon fly patterns and is gaining popularity among saltwater fly tyers who cobble together large streamers that require the movement and articulation these feathers provide. Steelhead fly tyers will also love these uniquely spotted feathers as collars on their large marabou flies and other steelhead-specific fly creations. In a pinch or if you don't want to spend a ton of cash, you'll also find that guinea feathers will substitute quite well for jungle cock nail feathers in patterns calling for natural cheeks and eyes.



Leland on Spirit River



Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.



Spirit River on Strung Guinea



"These beautifully spotted feathers are useful on many salmon and steelhead patterns, as well as great legs and hackles on nymphs."



Spirit River on Spirit River



"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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detdesc::Tired of spending your valuable fly tying time sorting through mounds of hackle feathers in search of the right match of size and quality only to find some scraggly bits of shoddy material? You don't have to feel that way anymore thanks to Whiting 100's. These packages of 10 (or so) high quality saddle feathers are pre-sized and designed to allow an efficient fly tyer to produce 100 flies with each package. Spend time actually tying the flies you love instead of fumbling for the right material!
Summary

Whiting 100's offer only the highest quality saddle hackle developed by the world's largest producer of hackle, Whiting Farms. These superb hackle feathers are pre-sized and conveniently packaged with enough material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are available in sizes #12-16 and in colors grizzly, medium dun, and brown. So many flies to tie, so little time '

Details

- Top quality all-natural saddle hackle from the world's largest producer

- Enough material to tie 100 flies!

- Sizes: #12-16

- Colors: grizzly, medium dun, and brown

Common patterns

- Comparadun

- Hackle-wing Midge

Leland on Whiting 100's

Dry fly hackle can be a joy to work with, but if you don't have the right material at your fly tying bench or in your vise, your good experience can turn sour in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating pick up a stack of saddle hackle feathers with the goal of finding a strand of the right size and the right quality. In short, it can feel worse than looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. A while back, Whiting Farms took on this common frustration and developed a product that has since solved the problem and as a result, Whiting has rapidly secured its place at the head of the dry fly hackle table. Whiting 100's are pre-sized saddle hackle feathers grown and harvested by the world's biggest and best producer of dry fly hackle. These top quality hackle feathers are pre-sized - no more fumbling and guessing at the hackle sizing game. The quills are supple, easy to work with, and a joy to wrap around the hook shank! To top it all off, Whiting packs its 100's with enough usable material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are simply the best dry fly hackle packs, period.

Leland on Hackle

Technically, hackle refers to another group of feather, but for the fly tyer, hackle truly encompasses a world of its own. Hackle is taken from both roosters and hens and these feathers are found on two different parts of the bird. "Saddle" hackle is found on the backside of the bird, while a hackle "cape" consists of the neck and shoulders of the bird.



Traditionally, hackle techniques have been more important to those interested in tying and fishing dry flies because of a hackle collar's ability to render a fly more buoyant. Both cape and saddle hackle can be useful for tyers interested in creating this effect. However, there are a host of wet fly patterns that require hackle as well. This wet-hackle is usually taken from the saddle of a hen which contains a great number of shorter, more thickly webbed feathers. These feathers are commonly referred to as "schlappen," and many Spey patterns also require this type of webbed hackle feather.



Always consider the structural properties of the hackle you select. Dry fly hackle should be stiff and strong to support the fly and assist with floatation. Wet fly hackle must be heavily webbed and will give the fly better movement and water absorption when the fly is actually fished.

Leland on Whiting Farms

Since the mid-1960's when Henry Hoffman started thinking hard about breeding poultry to supply better dry fly hackle, Whiting Farms has steadily built a storied tradition of producing the best dry fly hackle on the planet. Today, this three-ranch operation is run out of Colorado and supplies fly tying operations and fly tying retailers throughout the world. But Whiting Farms was not built on poultry genetics or feathers alone, Whiting Farms was built on passion. Today, Henry Hoffman's attention to detail, innovative spirit, and work ethic are carried firmly on the shoulders of the outstanding genetic hackle products offered by Whiting Farms.

Whiting Farms on Whiting 100's

"One of the most popular fly tying products ever produced, the Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle packs offer convenience beyond compare! The pre-sized Whiting genetic saddle hackle is conveniently accessible within its own protective cardboard backer, clearly labeled and ready for tying 100 or more flies per pack.



The packs come in a wide variety of sizes from #8 to #22 with #24's and #26's available in limited colors. The most popular colors are: Grizzly, Brown, Medium Dun, Black, White, Ginger, Light Dun, Medium Ginger, Coachman, and Light Ginger.



There's no easier way to crank out a dozen flies on a moment's notice than with Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle Packs. Don't be confused by imposters or copy-cats, there's only one genuine Whiting 100's Pack!"

Whiting Farms on Whiting Farms

"Whiting Farms operates on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. From these facilities, five major genetic product lines and over 15 minor breed lines are raised to stock 800+ products and generate 100,000+ product unit sales annually, making Whiting the most comprehensive and genetically unique fly tying feather grower today.



Whiting Farms sells feather products world-wide, selling in over 50 countries. Whiting also has a substantial commercial business, selling to fly tying operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico.



Today, Whiting Farms strives to be the clear leader in the continuous advancement and innovation of fly tying feathers."

Whiting Farms on the History of Whiting Farms

"From the mid 1960's until 1989 Henry Hoffman of Warrenton, Oregon devoted his life to producing the best dry fly hackle in the world. His primary motivation was an all-consuming, life-long love of fishing. As an offshoot to this intense interest in fishing Henry also learned to tie flies, often by taking apart lost flies he found on the stream bank while out fishing.



Fortunately (for himself and the world) Henry was born into the right situation. His parents had a small meat chicken breeding operation in California, so Henry grew up learning the basics of breeder selection and poultry husbandry. After a stint in the military, Henry settled in Oregon and made his living tying fishing flies commercially, predominantly dry flies.



In the 1960's good quality feathers for tying dry flies were nearly impossible to obtain and tiers had to rely on very poor quality capes imported from India or China - basically pelted village chickens. In addition, the black and white barred pattern feathers, called grizzly, did not exist in the village chickens, thus major fly patterns which required grizzly hackle garnered a premium price. Therefore, Henry set out in the mid 1960's to find grizzly chickens to raise for his own tying needs and potentially to develop into a marketable genetic hackle line. He searched amongst the county fairs and poultry fanciers in the Pacific Northwest and finally found an exceptional trio of Barred Plymouth Rock bantams. Incredibly, they exhibited excellent (for that time) dry fly capes and also a respectable dry fly saddle. By Henry's own estimation these initial birds saved him 10 years of development; and he was off and running.



Because Henry Hoffman was a commercial fly tier, using the hackle in his own work, he brought an end-user's perspective to his breeder selection. Literally he'd tie flies with the feathers and the best tying feathers determined which roosters became the sires for the next generation. This tying performance criteria put Henry's breeding program in a league of its own and earned the Hoffman Hackle rave reviews and near mythical devotion.



In raising the world's finest grizzly hackle, Henry Hoffman had several factors in his favor: a) being passionate about fishing and fly tying, b) having a directly applicable family upbringing, c) finding truly exceptional foundation stock, and d) directing the stock's genetic development by personally using their feathers.



Henry did three other particularly fortunate things which are even more impressive:

First, he confined his breeding program exclusively to Grizzly for the first 15 years, thus focusing on only one color (also the most important), which greatly accelerated progress.

Secondly, Henry conceived and meticulously developed the first and unquestionably the best dry fly saddle hackle, thus bringing to the tying world a major fly tying innovation.

And the final unique aspect of Henry was he preferred to stay small and focus on quality instead of quantity. The Hoffman operation only grew to 2,200 roosters a year and was essentially a ma pa operation where Henry and his wife Joyce did nearly everything. Even the family helped out, including Henry's elderly mother and father.



By the 1980's the Hoffman Grizzly was world famous, almost legendary and very coveted. The dry fly saddles had progressed markedly and were totally unique, having to be seen to be believed, with individual feathers up to 12 inches long! Henry had also expanded his color range to include white and brown, the other essentials in fly tying. But Henry wanted to get out from under the all-consuming work load and drudgery of his business before he was too old to enjoy an extended retirement of fishing. So he put his life's work up for sale. Many were understandably interested, but few had all the necessary skills to develop further the potential in the Hoffman gene pool. Needed was knowledge and ability in poultry genetics, production and processing, and an equally serious willingness and commitment to devote their professional life to this long term endeavor.



After 5 years of trying to sell his business Henry Hoffman eventually agreed to a deal with Thomas Whiting of Colorado. Tom was then finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas, and also had an M.S. degree from the University of Georgia and a B.S. degree from Colorado State University, always specializing in his particular areas of interest - poultry genetics and husbandry. In addition Tom had considerable industrial poultry experience in managing a commercial egg production complex in Colorado that produced 3 million eggs per week. Henry agreed to consult for 5 years to transfer his knowledge and to initially preserve continuity in the breeding program.



Whiting chose western Colorado to set up the new venture, and in April 1989 hatched out his first Hoffman Hackle chicks there from eggs sent to him by Henry from Oregon. In addition Whiting Farms acquired the another quality genetic dry fly hackle stock in 1997, known as Hebert Hackle, to complement its existing genetic pool and product line. The Hebert/Miner(tm) hackle stock is reknown for incredible dry fly capes and the widest, best and most unique array of natural colors of any hackle stock in the world.

From about 5,000 birds that first year (1989) to over 125,000 total birds harvested in 2000, Whiting Farms has risen to become the largest fly tying feather producer in the world market. In addition, Dr. Whiting has cultivated numerous new natural colors, 20 now and expanding.



Whiting Farms has production on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. Also, Dr. Whiting has developed an "American Hackle" chicken line specifically bred for salt water and other wet flies. Coq de Leon feather birds from Spain that provide fly tying feathers are also being raised, and several other feather birds are under development as well for future proprietary products.



With continual genetic progress, Whiting Farms has been able to develop ever increasing quality, value and selection to the fly tiers all over the world. Recent genetic breakthroughs have allowed the creation of a dry fly hackle superior to any ever seen before, and so a new product line was announced in the Summer of 1998; the Whiting Platinum dry fly hackle. To accommodate an across the board quality improvement in all product lines, Whiting Farms introduced for the 1999/2000 sales season the Olympic medal grade designations of Gold, Silver and Bronze. The purpose of this grade re-designation and upgrade was to pass on the genetic and husbandry advances at Whiting Farms to the fly tiers of the world and to further distinguish Whiting Farms' quality superiority. Basically the Whiting Farms Bronze grade is as good as and often better than any competitor's top grade. And the Silver, Gold and Platinum grades are beyond all others. Further genetic advances have made possible an even higher plateau of quality available to fly tiers with the introduction of the "Ultra Platinum" cape and the "Midge" saddle in the fall of 2001.



Genetic hackle is predominantly an American product; there are only about a dozen producers presently, all but two of which are in the United States. Never the less Whiting Farms sells their feather products world-wide. Japan is their largest single foreign market, with Canada, the European countries, Australia and New Zealand buying considerable quantities. Commercial fly tying factories in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico are also supplied by Whiting Farms. Newly developing consumer markets are also expanding in Argentina, Chile, South Africa, South Korea and the former Soviet Union countries. In all Whiting Farms sells their products into 36 countries and 48 states.



In June 1997, Whiting Farms, along with several other western Colorado fly fishing equipment manufacturers, was selected to provide their product for the official gifts from the State of Colorado to the world leaders attending the Summit of Eight meeting in Denver.



In May 1998, in conjunction with the National Small Business Week, Whiting Farms, Inc. was recognized for its success with three awards. The Small Business Exporter of the Year Award was presented to Whiting Farms by the Small Business Administration for both the State of Colorado and the SBA Region VIII (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and North and South Dakotas). Whiting Farms was also given the Pioneer Spirit Award by the Delta Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the company's rapid growth and contribution to the area economy.



In August 2001 the Federation of Fly Fishers awarded Whiting Farms, Inc. the prestigious Lee Wulff award for their innovations and contributions to the world of fly fishing."
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Summary

Whiting 100's offer only the highest quality saddle hackle developed by the world's largest producer of hackle, Whiting Farms. These superb hackle feathers are pre-sized and conveniently packaged with enough material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are available in sizes #12-16 and in colors grizzly, medium dun, and brown. So many flies to tie, so little time '

Details

- Top quality all-natural saddle hackle from the world's largest producer

- Enough material to tie 100 flies!

- Sizes: #12-16

- Colors: grizzly, medium dun, and brown

Common patterns

- Comparadun

- Hackle-wing Midge

Leland on Whiting 100's

Dry fly hackle can be a joy to work with, but if you don't have the right material at your fly tying bench or in your vise, your good experience can turn sour in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating pick up a stack of saddle hackle feathers with the goal of finding a strand of the right size and the right quality. In short, it can feel worse than looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. A while back, Whiting Farms took on this common frustration and developed a product that has since solved the problem and as a result, Whiting has rapidly secured its place at the head of the dry fly hackle table. Whiting 100's are pre-sized saddle hackle feathers grown and harvested by the world's biggest and best producer of dry fly hackle. These top quality hackle feathers are pre-sized - no more fumbling and guessing at the hackle sizing game. The quills are supple, easy to work with, and a joy to wrap around the hook shank! To top it all off, Whiting packs its 100's with enough usable material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are simply the best dry fly hackle packs, period.

Leland on Hackle

Technically, hackle refers to another group of feather, but for the fly tyer, hackle truly encompasses a world of its own. Hackle is taken from both roosters and hens and these feathers are found on two different parts of the bird. "Saddle" hackle is found on the backside of the bird, while a hackle "cape" consists of the neck and shoulders of the bird.



Traditionally, hackle techniques have been more important to those interested in tying and fishing dry flies because of a hackle collar's ability to render a fly more buoyant. Both cape and saddle hackle can be useful for tyers interested in creating this effect. However, there are a host of wet fly patterns that require hackle as well. This wet-hackle is usually taken from the saddle of a hen which contains a great number of shorter, more thickly webbed feathers. These feathers are commonly referred to as "schlappen," and many Spey patterns also require this type of webbed hackle feather.



Always consider the structural properties of the hackle you select. Dry fly hackle should be stiff and strong to support the fly and assist with floatation. Wet fly hackle must be heavily webbed and will give the fly better movement and water absorption when the fly is actually fished.

Leland on Whiting Farms

Since the mid-1960's when Henry Hoffman started thinking hard about breeding poultry to supply better dry fly hackle, Whiting Farms has steadily built a storied tradition of producing the best dry fly hackle on the planet. Today, this three-ranch operation is run out of Colorado and supplies fly tying operations and fly tying retailers throughout the world. But Whiting Farms was not built on poultry genetics or feathers alone, Whiting Farms was built on passion. Today, Henry Hoffman's attention to detail, innovative spirit, and work ethic are carried firmly on the shoulders of the outstanding genetic hackle products offered by Whiting Farms.

Whiting Farms on Whiting 100's

"One of the most popular fly tying products ever produced, the Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle packs offer convenience beyond compare! The pre-sized Whiting genetic saddle hackle is conveniently accessible within its own protective cardboard backer, clearly labeled and ready for tying 100 or more flies per pack.



The packs come in a wide variety of sizes from #8 to #22 with #24's and #26's available in limited colors. The most popular colors are: Grizzly, Brown, Medium Dun, Black, White, Ginger, Light Dun, Medium Ginger, Coachman, and Light Ginger.



There's no easier way to crank out a dozen flies on a moment's notice than with Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle Packs. Don't be confused by imposters or copy-cats, there's only one genuine Whiting 100's Pack!"

Whiting Farms on Whiting Farms

"Whiting Farms operates on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. From these facilities, five major genetic product lines and over 15 minor breed lines are raised to stock 800+ products and generate 100,000+ product unit sales annually, making Whiting the most comprehensive and genetically unique fly tying feather grower today.



Whiting Farms sells feather products world-wide, selling in over 50 countries. Whiting also has a substantial commercial business, selling to fly tying operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico.



Today, Whiting Farms strives to be the clear leader in the continuous advancement and innovation of fly tying feathers."

Whiting Farms on the History of Whiting Farms

"From the mid 1960's until 1989 Henry Hoffman of Warrenton, Oregon devoted his life to producing the best dry fly hackle in the world. His primary motivation was an all-consuming, life-long love of fishing. As an offshoot to this intense interest in fishing Henry also learned to tie flies, often by taking apart lost flies he found on the stream bank while out fishing.



Fortunately (for himself and the world) Henry was born into the right situation. His parents had a small meat chicken breeding operation in California, so Henry grew up learning the basics of breeder selection and poultry husbandry. After a stint in the military, Henry settled in Oregon and made his living tying fishing flies commercially, predominantly dry flies.



In the 1960's good quality feathers for tying dry flies were nearly impossible to obtain and tiers had to rely on very poor quality capes imported from India or China - basically pelted village chickens. In addition, the black and white barred pattern feathers, called grizzly, did not exist in the village chickens, thus major fly patterns which required grizzly hackle garnered a premium price. Therefore, Henry set out in the mid 1960's to find grizzly chickens to raise for his own tying needs and potentially to develop into a marketable genetic hackle line. He searched amongst the county fairs and poultry fanciers in the Pacific Northwest and finally found an exceptional trio of Barred Plymouth Rock bantams. Incredibly, they exhibited excellent (for that time) dry fly capes and also a respectable dry fly saddle. By Henry's own estimation these initial birds saved him 10 years of development; and he was off and running.



Because Henry Hoffman was a commercial fly tier, using the hackle in his own work, he brought an end-user's perspective to his breeder selection. Literally he'd tie flies with the feathers and the best tying feathers determined which roosters became the sires for the next generation. This tying performance criteria put Henry's breeding program in a league of its own and earned the Hoffman Hackle rave reviews and near mythical devotion.



In raising the world's finest grizzly hackle, Henry Hoffman had several factors in his favor: a) being passionate about fishing and fly tying, b) having a directly applicable family upbringing, c) finding truly exceptional foundation stock, and d) directing the stock's genetic development by personally using their feathers.



Henry did three other particularly fortunate things which are even more impressive:

First, he confined his breeding program exclusively to Grizzly for the first 15 years, thus focusing on only one color (also the most important), which greatly accelerated progress.

Secondly, Henry conceived and meticulously developed the first and unquestionably the best dry fly saddle hackle, thus bringing to the tying world a major fly tying innovation.

And the final unique aspect of Henry was he preferred to stay small and focus on quality instead of quantity. The Hoffman operation only grew to 2,200 roosters a year and was essentially a ma pa operation where Henry and his wife Joyce did nearly everything. Even the family helped out, including Henry's elderly mother and father.



By the 1980's the Hoffman Grizzly was world famous, almost legendary and very coveted. The dry fly saddles had progressed markedly and were totally unique, having to be seen to be believed, with individual feathers up to 12 inches long! Henry had also expanded his color range to include white and brown, the other essentials in fly tying. But Henry wanted to get out from under the all-consuming work load and drudgery of his business before he was too old to enjoy an extended retirement of fishing. So he put his life's work up for sale. Many were understandably interested, but few had all the necessary skills to develop further the potential in the Hoffman gene pool. Needed was knowledge and ability in poultry genetics, production and processing, and an equally serious willingness and commitment to devote their professional life to this long term endeavor.



After 5 years of trying to sell his business Henry Hoffman eventually agreed to a deal with Thomas Whiting of Colorado. Tom was then finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas, and also had an M.S. degree from the University of Georgia and a B.S. degree from Colorado State University, always specializing in his particular areas of interest - poultry genetics and husbandry. In addition Tom had considerable industrial poultry experience in managing a commercial egg production complex in Colorado that produced 3 million eggs per week. Henry agreed to consult for 5 years to transfer his knowledge and to initially preserve continuity in the breeding program.



Whiting chose western Colorado to set up the new venture, and in April 1989 hatched out his first Hoffman Hackle chicks there from eggs sent to him by Henry from Oregon. In addition Whiting Farms acquired the another quality genetic dry fly hackle stock in 1997, known as Hebert Hackle, to complement its existing genetic pool and product line. The Hebert/Miner(tm) hackle stock is reknown for incredible dry fly capes and the widest, best and most unique array of natural colors of any hackle stock in the world.

From about 5,000 birds that first year (1989) to over 125,000 total birds harvested in 2000, Whiting Farms has risen to become the largest fly tying feather producer in the world market. In addition, Dr. Whiting has cultivated numerous new natural colors, 20 now and expanding.



Whiting Farms has production on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. Also, Dr. Whiting has developed an "American Hackle" chicken line specifically bred for salt water and other wet flies. Coq de Leon feather birds from Spain that provide fly tying feathers are also being raised, and several other feather birds are under development as well for future proprietary products.



With continual genetic progress, Whiting Farms has been able to develop ever increasing quality, value and selection to the fly tiers all over the world. Recent genetic breakthroughs have allowed the creation of a dry fly hackle superior to any ever seen before, and so a new product line was announced in the Summer of 1998; the Whiting Platinum dry fly hackle. To accommodate an across the board quality improvement in all product lines, Whiting Farms introduced for the 1999/2000 sales season the Olympic medal grade designations of Gold, Silver and Bronze. The purpose of this grade re-designation and upgrade was to pass on the genetic and husbandry advances at Whiting Farms to the fly tiers of the world and to further distinguish Whiting Farms' quality superiority. Basically the Whiting Farms Bronze grade is as good as and often better than any competitor's top grade. And the Silver, Gold and Platinum grades are beyond all others. Further genetic advances have made possible an even higher plateau of quality available to fly tiers with the introduction of the "Ultra Platinum" cape and the "Midge" saddle in the fall of 2001.



Genetic hackle is predominantly an American product; there are only about a dozen producers presently, all but two of which are in the United States. Never the less Whiting Farms sells their feather products world-wide. Japan is their largest single foreign market, with Canada, the European countries, Australia and New Zealand buying considerable quantities. Commercial fly tying factories in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico are also supplied by Whiting Farms. Newly developing consumer markets are also expanding in Argentina, Chile, South Africa, South Korea and the former Soviet Union countries. In all Whiting Farms sells their products into 36 countries and 48 states.



In June 1997, Whiting Farms, along with several other western Colorado fly fishing equipment manufacturers, was selected to provide their product for the official gifts from the State of Colorado to the world leaders attending the Summit of Eight meeting in Denver.



In May 1998, in conjunction with the National Small Business Week, Whiting Farms, Inc. was recognized for its success with three awards. The Small Business Exporter of the Year Award was presented to Whiting Farms by the Small Business Administration for both the State of Colorado and the SBA Region VIII (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and North and South Dakotas). Whiting Farms was also given the Pioneer Spirit Award by the Delta Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the company's rapid growth and contribution to the area economy.



In August 2001 the Federation of Fly Fishers awarded Whiting Farms, Inc. the prestigious Lee Wulff award for their innovations and contributions to the world of fly fishing."
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Summary

Whiting 100's offer only the highest quality saddle hackle developed by the world's largest producer of hackle, Whiting Farms. These superb hackle feathers are pre-sized and conveniently packaged with enough material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are available in sizes #12-16 and in colors grizzly, medium dun, and brown. So many flies to tie, so little time '

Details

- Top quality all-natural saddle hackle from the world's largest producer

- Enough material to tie 100 flies!

- Sizes: #12-16

- Colors: grizzly, medium dun, and brown

Common patterns

- Comparadun

- Hackle-wing Midge

Leland on Whiting 100's

Dry fly hackle can be a joy to work with, but if you don't have the right material at your fly tying bench or in your vise, your good experience can turn sour in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating pick up a stack of saddle hackle feathers with the goal of finding a strand of the right size and the right quality. In short, it can feel worse than looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. A while back, Whiting Farms took on this common frustration and developed a product that has since solved the problem and as a result, Whiting has rapidly secured its place at the head of the dry fly hackle table. Whiting 100's are pre-sized saddle hackle feathers grown and harvested by the world's biggest and best producer of dry fly hackle. These top quality hackle feathers are pre-sized - no more fumbling and guessing at the hackle sizing game. The quills are supple, easy to work with, and a joy to wrap around the hook shank! To top it all off, Whiting packs its 100's with enough usable material to tie 100 flies! Whiting 100's are simply the best dry fly hackle packs, period.

Leland on Hackle

Technically, hackle refers to another group of feather, but for the fly tyer, hackle truly encompasses a world of its own. Hackle is taken from both roosters and hens and these feathers are found on two different parts of the bird. "Saddle" hackle is found on the backside of the bird, while a hackle "cape" consists of the neck and shoulders of the bird.



Traditionally, hackle techniques have been more important to those interested in tying and fishing dry flies because of a hackle collar's ability to render a fly more buoyant. Both cape and saddle hackle can be useful for tyers interested in creating this effect. However, there are a host of wet fly patterns that require hackle as well. This wet-hackle is usually taken from the saddle of a hen which contains a great number of shorter, more thickly webbed feathers. These feathers are commonly referred to as "schlappen," and many Spey patterns also require this type of webbed hackle feather.



Always consider the structural properties of the hackle you select. Dry fly hackle should be stiff and strong to support the fly and assist with floatation. Wet fly hackle must be heavily webbed and will give the fly better movement and water absorption when the fly is actually fished.

Leland on Whiting Farms

Since the mid-1960's when Henry Hoffman started thinking hard about breeding poultry to supply better dry fly hackle, Whiting Farms has steadily built a storied tradition of producing the best dry fly hackle on the planet. Today, this three-ranch operation is run out of Colorado and supplies fly tying operations and fly tying retailers throughout the world. But Whiting Farms was not built on poultry genetics or feathers alone, Whiting Farms was built on passion. Today, Henry Hoffman's attention to detail, innovative spirit, and work ethic are carried firmly on the shoulders of the outstanding genetic hackle products offered by Whiting Farms.

Whiting Farms on Whiting 100's

"One of the most popular fly tying products ever produced, the Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle packs offer convenience beyond compare! The pre-sized Whiting genetic saddle hackle is conveniently accessible within its own protective cardboard backer, clearly labeled and ready for tying 100 or more flies per pack.



The packs come in a wide variety of sizes from #8 to #22 with #24's and #26's available in limited colors. The most popular colors are: Grizzly, Brown, Medium Dun, Black, White, Ginger, Light Dun, Medium Ginger, Coachman, and Light Ginger.



There's no easier way to crank out a dozen flies on a moment's notice than with Whiting 100's Saddle Hackle Packs. Don't be confused by imposters or copy-cats, there's only one genuine Whiting 100's Pack!"

Whiting Farms on Whiting Farms

"Whiting Farms operates on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. From these facilities, five major genetic product lines and over 15 minor breed lines are raised to stock 800+ products and generate 100,000+ product unit sales annually, making Whiting the most comprehensive and genetically unique fly tying feather grower today.



Whiting Farms sells feather products world-wide, selling in over 50 countries. Whiting also has a substantial commercial business, selling to fly tying operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico.



Today, Whiting Farms strives to be the clear leader in the continuous advancement and innovation of fly tying feathers."

Whiting Farms on the History of Whiting Farms

"From the mid 1960's until 1989 Henry Hoffman of Warrenton, Oregon devoted his life to producing the best dry fly hackle in the world. His primary motivation was an all-consuming, life-long love of fishing. As an offshoot to this intense interest in fishing Henry also learned to tie flies, often by taking apart lost flies he found on the stream bank while out fishing.



Fortunately (for himself and the world) Henry was born into the right situation. His parents had a small meat chicken breeding operation in California, so Henry grew up learning the basics of breeder selection and poultry husbandry. After a stint in the military, Henry settled in Oregon and made his living tying fishing flies commercially, predominantly dry flies.



In the 1960's good quality feathers for tying dry flies were nearly impossible to obtain and tiers had to rely on very poor quality capes imported from India or China - basically pelted village chickens. In addition, the black and white barred pattern feathers, called grizzly, did not exist in the village chickens, thus major fly patterns which required grizzly hackle garnered a premium price. Therefore, Henry set out in the mid 1960's to find grizzly chickens to raise for his own tying needs and potentially to develop into a marketable genetic hackle line. He searched amongst the county fairs and poultry fanciers in the Pacific Northwest and finally found an exceptional trio of Barred Plymouth Rock bantams. Incredibly, they exhibited excellent (for that time) dry fly capes and also a respectable dry fly saddle. By Henry's own estimation these initial birds saved him 10 years of development; and he was off and running.



Because Henry Hoffman was a commercial fly tier, using the hackle in his own work, he brought an end-user's perspective to his breeder selection. Literally he'd tie flies with the feathers and the best tying feathers determined which roosters became the sires for the next generation. This tying performance criteria put Henry's breeding program in a league of its own and earned the Hoffman Hackle rave reviews and near mythical devotion.



In raising the world's finest grizzly hackle, Henry Hoffman had several factors in his favor: a) being passionate about fishing and fly tying, b) having a directly applicable family upbringing, c) finding truly exceptional foundation stock, and d) directing the stock's genetic development by personally using their feathers.



Henry did three other particularly fortunate things which are even more impressive:

First, he confined his breeding program exclusively to Grizzly for the first 15 years, thus focusing on only one color (also the most important), which greatly accelerated progress.

Secondly, Henry conceived and meticulously developed the first and unquestionably the best dry fly saddle hackle, thus bringing to the tying world a major fly tying innovation.

And the final unique aspect of Henry was he preferred to stay small and focus on quality instead of quantity. The Hoffman operation only grew to 2,200 roosters a year and was essentially a ma pa operation where Henry and his wife Joyce did nearly everything. Even the family helped out, including Henry's elderly mother and father.



By the 1980's the Hoffman Grizzly was world famous, almost legendary and very coveted. The dry fly saddles had progressed markedly and were totally unique, having to be seen to be believed, with individual feathers up to 12 inches long! Henry had also expanded his color range to include white and brown, the other essentials in fly tying. But Henry wanted to get out from under the all-consuming work load and drudgery of his business before he was too old to enjoy an extended retirement of fishing. So he put his life's work up for sale. Many were understandably interested, but few had all the necessary skills to develop further the potential in the Hoffman gene pool. Needed was knowledge and ability in poultry genetics, production and processing, and an equally serious willingness and commitment to devote their professional life to this long term endeavor.



After 5 years of trying to sell his business Henry Hoffman eventually agreed to a deal with Thomas Whiting of Colorado. Tom was then finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas, and also had an M.S. degree from the University of Georgia and a B.S. degree from Colorado State University, always specializing in his particular areas of interest - poultry genetics and husbandry. In addition Tom had considerable industrial poultry experience in managing a commercial egg production complex in Colorado that produced 3 million eggs per week. Henry agreed to consult for 5 years to transfer his knowledge and to initially preserve continuity in the breeding program.



Whiting chose western Colorado to set up the new venture, and in April 1989 hatched out his first Hoffman Hackle chicks there from eggs sent to him by Henry from Oregon. In addition Whiting Farms acquired the another quality genetic dry fly hackle stock in 1997, known as Hebert Hackle, to complement its existing genetic pool and product line. The Hebert/Miner(tm) hackle stock is reknown for incredible dry fly capes and the widest, best and most unique array of natural colors of any hackle stock in the world.

From about 5,000 birds that first year (1989) to over 125,000 total birds harvested in 2000, Whiting Farms has risen to become the largest fly tying feather producer in the world market. In addition, Dr. Whiting has cultivated numerous new natural colors, 20 now and expanding.



Whiting Farms has production on three primary ranches in western Colorado with a central processing, shipping and administrative facility. Also, Dr. Whiting has developed an "American Hackle" chicken line specifically bred for salt water and other wet flies. Coq de Leon feather birds from Spain that provide fly tying feathers are also being raised, and several other feather birds are under development as well for future proprietary products.



With continual genetic progress, Whiting Farms has been able to develop ever increasing quality, value and selection to the fly tiers all over the world. Recent genetic breakthroughs have allowed the creation of a dry fly hackle superior to any ever seen before, and so a new product line was announced in the Summer of 1998; the Whiting Platinum dry fly hackle. To accommodate an across the board quality improvement in all product lines, Whiting Farms introduced for the 1999/2000 sales season the Olympic medal grade designations of Gold, Silver and Bronze. The purpose of this grade re-designation and upgrade was to pass on the genetic and husbandry advances at Whiting Farms to the fly tiers of the world and to further distinguish Whiting Farms' quality superiority. Basically the Whiting Farms Bronze grade is as good as and often better than any competitor's top grade. And the Silver, Gold and Platinum grades are beyond all others. Further genetic advances have made possible an even higher plateau of quality available to fly tiers with the introduction of the "Ultra Platinum" cape and the "Midge" saddle in the fall of 2001.



Genetic hackle is predominantly an American product; there are only about a dozen producers presently, all but two of which are in the United States. Never the less Whiting Farms sells their feather products world-wide. Japan is their largest single foreign market, with Canada, the European countries, Australia and New Zealand buying considerable quantities. Commercial fly tying factories in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Bhutan and Mexico are also supplied by Whiting Farms. Newly developing consumer markets are also expanding in Argentina, Chile, South Africa, South Korea and the former Soviet Union countries. In all Whiting Farms sells their products into 36 countries and 48 states.



In June 1997, Whiting Farms, along with several other western Colorado fly fishing equipment manufacturers, was selected to provide their product for the official gifts from the State of Colorado to the world leaders attending the Summit of Eight meeting in Denver.



In May 1998, in conjunction with the National Small Business Week, Whiting Farms, Inc. was recognized for its success with three awards. The Small Business Exporter of the Year Award was presented to Whiting Farms by the Small Business Administration for both the State of Colorado and the SBA Region VIII (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and North and South Dakotas). Whiting Farms was also given the Pioneer Spirit Award by the Delta Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the company's rapid growth and contribution to the area economy.



In August 2001 the Federation of Fly Fishers awarded Whiting Farms, Inc. the prestigious Lee Wulff award for their innovations and contributions to the world of fly fishing."
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Spirit River's Grizzly Necks include a tremendous amount of useful fly tying feathers. This hackle material is a great choice for wings, legs, and abdomens on dry flies.
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Spirit River's Grizzly Necks are the premium choice in all-natural Grizzly hackle. Harvested from the Plymouth Rock rooster, these choice necks bear a distinctive black and white striping. They are tremendous for neat hackle collars and many winging applications. These grizzly necks are also an excellent material for tying legs in many nymph patterns. Spirit River Grizzly Necks are available in red, purple, olive, natural, fluorescent orange, chartreuse, and brown colors. Tie up some grizzly hackle wings and get to the river!

Details

- All-natural Grizzly hackle

- Taken from Plymouth Rock Rooster

- Black and white striping

- Excellent for both dry flies and nymph patterns

- Colors: red, purple, olive, natural, fluorescent orange, chartreuse, and brown

Common patterns

- Bead Head Cased Caddis

- Hatching Midge

Leland on Grizzly Necks

Grizzly necks are harvested from the Plymouth Rock rooster and display a distinctive and highly recognizable black and white striping. The Plymouth Rock rooster is thought to have originated as a distinct breed in Massachusetts around 1849 and became a standard breed in 1874. Since then, these roosters have been providing an extremely important material to fly tyers across America and now the world. This material is traditionally used to produce perfect and attractive hackle collars on many dry fly patterns, but can also be used to create natural legs and abdomens. Grizzly neck feathers are an effective addition to a range of artificial fly patterns in both natural and dyed colors.

Leland on Hackle

Technically, hackle refers to another group of feather, but for the fly tyer, hackle truly encompasses a world of its own. Hackle is taken from both roosters and hens and these feathers are found on two different parts of the bird. "Saddle" hackle is found on the backside of the bird, while a hackle "cape" consists of the neck and shoulders of the bird.



Traditionally, hackle techniques have been more important to those interested in tying and fishing dry flies because of a hackle collar's ability to render a fly more buoyant. Both cape and saddle hackle can be useful for tyers interested in creating this effect. However, there are a host of wet fly patterns that require hackle as well. This wet-hackle is usually taken from the saddle of a hen which contains a great number of shorter, more thickly webbed feathers. These feathers are commonly referred to as "schlappen," and many Spey patterns also require this type of webbed hackle feather.



Always consider the structural properties of the hackle you select. Dry fly hackle should be stiff and strong to support the fly and assist with flotation. Wet fly hackle must be heavily webbed and will give the fly better movement and water absorption when the fly is actually fished.

Leland on Spirit River

Since 1990, Spirit River, Inc. has been providing quality, service, and innovation to the fly tying industry. Continually offering creative new products of the highest quality and application, Spirit River, Inc. pushes the envelope in fly tying each and every season. Flies tied with Spirit River's unique materials turn up extremely productive results cast after cast and the superb quality of Spirit River's entire line of fly tying materials will help any fly tyer confidently create or execute any type of artificial fly pattern on the planet. For simply the very best in both classic and modern fly tying materials, choose Spirit River, Inc.

Spirit River on Grizzly Necks

"Big and beautiful ... these capes are the perfect choice for a variety of feather-winged bass and saltwater patterns."

Spirit River on Spirit River

"Since our birth in 1990, Spirit River, Inc has been striving to fulfill the needs of fly anglers and tyers alike. We work hard to provide high quality, exciting and innovative materials along with premium quality industry standard products. We want to make a difference.



It is our ultimate goal to supply the world with fly tying materials that stimulate your imagination and stir your fly fishing soul. It is this goal that has made Sprit River lead the way in new product ideas and produce ground-breaking products that have set us apart and made us a true leader in the fly tying industry."
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