Strip! Strip! Strip! ' and set that streamer! Spirit River's Rooster Necks offer outstanding hackle feathers for streamers, wet fly collars, and any other application calling for mid-length hackles with long, angled barbules like many salmon, steelhead, and bass patterns. Rooster necks are notorious in fly tying circles for being of variable quality, but Spirit River has solved this problem by offering only #1 grade white American rooster necks. With these rooster neck feathers in your fly tying material box, you'll never worry about working hard only to create shoddy or unattractive flies. Spirit River's Rooster Necks are available in a range of colors.
Spirit River's Rooster Necks are all-natural and harvested from only #1 grade white American roosters for unsurpassed quality and performance. These mid-length hackles have long, angled barbules for great movement, attractive qualities, and articulation in streamers, steelhead flies, and bass patterns. Spirit River's Rooster Necks are available in white, red, black, hot pink, and fluorescent orange colors.
- All-natural #1 grade white American rooster necks
- Mid-length hackles with long, angled barbules
- Colors: white, red, black, hot pink, and fluorescent orange
- Lefty's Deceiver
- Fruit Cocktail
Leland on Rooster Necks
Rooster necks are an incredibly useful fly tying material. They provide mid-length hackle feathers with long, angled, and webby barbules. Rooster necks can be of variable quality, but the #1 grade white American rooster and Chinese necks set the gold standard in neck hackle. Spirit River's Rooster Necks are all-natural and harvested from only #1 grade white American roosters for the ultimate choice in durability, fishability, and over all quality. Use these hackle feathers to tie splayed tails on bass poppers and saltwater streamers or tie them in as a great webby substitute for Spey hackle in salmon and steelhead patterns.
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 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 Rooster Necks
"These are #1 grade white American rooster necks dyed bright colors. Viable alternative to the Chinese necks."
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."