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Badger Creek's Black Bugger Saddle: Has loads of long 15" feathers. Ideal for flat wings, buggers. Dyed over white. Has some wider feathers in the center. Ties size 8-10-12. Excellent value for the money. $19.00
Hen Pheasant Pelt: This is the complete pelt. Has cape, saddle, body, wings. Dried flat. Use for wet flies, hopper wings, soft hackles. Body is a mix of tan, brown and cream. Ideal for stoneflies, sculpins. Wing quills are nice for making March Brown Wet flies. $15.00
Badger Creek's Deceiver Saddles: Use these for making Deceivers, makes excellent streamer hackle. Wide, soft feathers, these saddles tie 4-6-8. Colors: White, Black/Dyed, Grizzly. $16.75
American Hackle by Whiting Streamer Packs: Has 2 large clumps of feathers.
Ideal for making bombers or buggers. Grizzly, Grizzly Olive, Grizzly Brown,
Grizzly Burnt Orange, , Brown, White, Black, Hot Orange. $5.50
New Soft Hackle Materials
Asian Partridge (AKA Female Black Francilican Partridge): These are a mix of tan/brown and ceram. This is an ideal match for many antique patterns that call for tawny owl. Owl is not something that is legal to use, but this is very close. These are grade 2 pelts and some of the heads are missing or some are not quite perfect.
Bob White Quails (Ltd Supply): These are nice American Bob White Quails that are useful for making soft hackles. The bodies are a mix of brown, dark brown and cream. The stems on these tend to be quite thick. To use, flatten the stem with a fingernail or a spoon, stroke fibers down and tie in by the tip. This will make using them easier.
Select Maine Ruffed Grouse: These are very nice full size pelts from Maine. Includes the head, wings, tails and bodies. The backs have eyes on them and can be used for some salmon flies. Tails are useful for making caddies and the head contains some natural black. These are very good quality pelts, some of the best I've had. Size is about 10-12" long.
Head Only: $4.50
Sharptail Grouse : These have some larger feathers on them with a mix of white, gold, brown. The backs make ideal wingcases for stoneflies. Larger hackles can be used on soft hackle steelhead nymphs. These are Grade 2 pelts. Some pelts have little or no head, some pelts missing wings. Price: $10.00
Wings Only: $10.00
Dun Starling (Ltd Supply ) : These are young, immature starlings that are dun colored. Contains no peacock colors or spots. Has many small feathers on them. Useful for making small soft hackles. Complete pelt: head, tail, wings, body.
Select Starlings: These are beautiful pelts that are dried flat. The bodies contain loads of small metallic green/black/purple feathers. Many have small white spots. These are great when mixed with purple floss. Use them for many interesting patterns. Complete head, tail, wings and body.
Hungarian Partridges: I found a source that had a stock of these partridges for several years and bought the lot. These are a bit more tan and brown the American Huns or the Premium Huns I stock. Fibers are a bit finer. Includes body, cape, wings and tails. $16 each or 2 for $30
Red Grouse : These popular feathers are available once again. Use for soft hackles, hackling nymphs, the uses are almost endless.
Small Packet of Grouse: $3.50, Select UK Plet: $45.00
Matched Wings: $6.00
American Chukar Flank: These are very similar to red leg partridge/French Partridge. Often used on Irish Mayfly patterns, use these to make some really cool thorax dun mayfly patterns, makes excellent spinners or use for cheeks on streamer. Packet of loose flanks: $2.50
Select Hungarian Partridge Pelts: These great skins are once again available. Pelt size is somewhat larger than standard pelts. Full feathered pelt with head, body, wings, tails. Very nice. $35.00
Dyed Hungarian Partridge Skins: Select pelts dyed to some really nice colors. Use for nymphs, soft hackles, damsel flies. These are beautifully dyed. Colors: Dyed Olive, Brown. Use for substitutes for many soft hackle feathers that are difficult to locate. $25.00
From time to time I have nice substitutes and wings for some older soft hackle patterns, email me for more info. Mike
Mike's Jailbird Marabou: These are really cool! Featured in the Winter Issue of Fly Tyer. Feathers are blood marabou that is silk screened with a barred ( or jailbird ) pattern. Makes really cool spey hackle or can be used for wooly buggers or streamer wings. Colors; Olive/Black, Purple/Pink, Orange/Red, Chartreuse/Orange, Brown/Black. $4.50 a pack.
Cul de Chicken: This is a select patch of marabou from the breast of a genetic chicken. This is an extra fine marabou that is then treated with Watershed to give the feather added floation. Ideal sub for calf tail, use for parachutes, shucks or on emergers. Colors: Grizzly, White, Olive, Tan, Dun, Medium Dun or Olive. $6.00
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American Hackle is Whiting's Line of Saltwater and Streamer Hackle. This is a great product to use as a substitute for Chinese necks, as Bass Hackle for Saltwater or Streamer flies.
Whiting Pro Grade Grizzly Variant Streamer Saddles: These are wide long feathers with a nice stem. Ideal for making longer flies. Each has a round tip and can be used as tails on poppers or for many saltwater patterns.
Colors: Chartruese, Hot Orange, Red, Grizzly, Tan, Yellow, Red, Pumpkin
Whiting Pro Grade Deceiver Saddles: These are ideal for streamers. These have round tips and a solid stem making them perfect for saltwater flies. Use for steelhead, salmon patterns or freshwater flies as well.
Colors: Red, White, Black, Chartreuse, Yellow, Hot Orange.
Dyed Ringneck Pheasant Skins: These are beautifully dyed full pelts that include the body, wings and capes. These pelts are loaded with metallic feathers that can be used for nymphs, salmon flies and trout patterns. Colors: Black, Orange, Olive, Yellow, Red. $20.00
Dyed Ringneck Pheasant Patches: They are back! For several years I have sold these patches and lost my source. I located a new source and I am again able to offer these patches. Dyed over saddles contain lots of interesting colors. Useful for spey hackle and Gartside sparrows.Choose from Orange, Purple, Olive, Claret, Flo Red, Black and Chartreuse. $5.50 each.
Silver Pheasants ( Body & Wings , No Tails) : These are prime skins hand selected by me. The flanks are used in New England Streamer Pattersn and are white with dark bars. Head and breast contains some metallic feathers. Grade 1: $50.00, Grade 2: $40.00
Hebert/Miner Pro Grade Dry Fly Capes: These are wonderful capes at a special price. These contain nice full feathers. Each cape will tie a full range of sizes. Choose from Brown, Black, Grizzly Variant, Dark Brown Dun, Medium Brown Dun, Ginger, Cream or Tanish Dun $30
Hebert/Miner Bronze Grade Dry Fly Saddles: These are wonderful saddles at a special price. These contain long full feathers. Each saddle will tie mostly 12-16. Choose from Brown, Black, Grizzly Variant, Dark Brown Dun, Medium Brown Dun, Ginger or Grizzly Variant. $22.00
Hebert Dry Fly Saddle Dyed Coachman Brown: Nice Brown saddle dyed Coachman Brown. Use for Royal Wulffs, Coachman dries, Caddis flies. Ties 12-16. $25.00
Whiting Tailing Packs: This is the famous Coq -De-Leon Material. These are stiff shoulder hackles which can be used for tails, spinner wings or wind the full feather to make skaters. Colors: Black, Light Pardo, Dark Pardo, Brown, Dyed Dun. $16.00
Turkety Biot Quills: These are very nice. These are leading edge wing quills that can be used for biots on dry flies, emergers or nymphs. These normally are not found in fly tying as they typically are sold to the folks that make arrows and are used as fletching on arrows. These have a natural varigaed color of cream and dark brown. To use just wind on. The natural varigated colors make them useful for patterns like Klinkhammers. Colors: Natural, Gold, Yellow, Caddis Green, Brown Olive, Muskrat Gray.
Stripped Turkey Biots: These are the leading edges that are stripped and dyed. Similar to goose biots, these are much longer and naturally varigated, making them ideal for stoneflies, steelhead nymphs, dry flies or even emergers. Colors: Yellow, Muskrat Gray, Gold, Caddis Green, Olive and Natural. $3.00
Dyed Peacock Herl: This is a large bundle of strung herl, dyed. By dying the colors the herl really stands out and becomes more vibrant and interesting. All dyed colors will keep the original type or green but have a different cast to them.Will liven up a large number of patterns. Colors: Flo Lime, Cerise, Black, Purple, Flo Blue. $3.75
Mallard Flanks: Finding good flanks for Joe's Smelt is darn near impossible. A fair number of Maine tyers have given up and substitute mallard. Use for wings, cheeks, as a tailing material. Pearl gray with light bars. $1.50
Mallard Dyed Wooduck: Use as a sub for Wooduck, Ideal for beginners or commerical tyers: $1.50
Also: available: Flo Yellow and and Yellow. Yellow can be used for Zoo Cougars and Flo Yellow makes a great hi-vis dry! $1.50
Canvas Back Feathers: These are used to make Joe's Smelt. These are an imitation of the original "Pintail" that was used to make Joe's Smelt. Originally, this fly used a Japanese flank feather that is now on an endangered list. These are flanks of canvasbacks that are trimmed and nearly identical to the original feathers. $5.00/pack ( about a dozen)
Bronze Mallard: It has been some time since I was able to find any of this material. Bronze mallard is used for spey flies and wet flies as a topping or veil. I matched 15 pairs and included a wide variety of sizes. You can tie the biggest of salmon flies and larger wets. $3.50
Badger Creek's Strung Spade Hackle: These are small hackles that are strung, ideal for spade hackle. Can be used to make tails. Also makes nice skater hackle. Colors: Golden Badger or Barred Dark Ginger. $1.50
I got some very nice salmon quills in. These are for married wings and are a bit unusal. Use them for making salmon flies or married wings.
Oak Turkey: Remember that really nice oak turkey we used to get? Well it's back..... and this is the good stuff. These are white marbled oak quills great for muddlers, strips wings, wing cases, hopper wings and wet flies. Nice matched quills. Natural: $5.50 Dyed Olive or Dyed Yellow: $6.00
Peacock Quills: Long used as a sub for Bustard, this is a nice quill with vivid markings. Select #1 quills, suitable for full dress wings. $6.50/pair.
White Tip Turkey( Not Shown): Long time favorite used for salon flies, has a wild turkey base with a small white stripe across the top. Use for married wings and wet flies. Nice edge with clean tops. $5.50 /pair
White Dyed Turkey Rounds: Use for samller salmon flies, these are white wing quills dyed various colors. Nice fibers with a good edge. Colors: Black, Red, White, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple. $2.50/Pair
Guinea Hen Quills: Often used for many Ray Bergman patterns as a wet fly wing. Favored by Don Bastion. Paired quills with clean edges. Price is $2.50 a pair
Duck Quills: Used in classic patterns like the Trout Finn, these quills are ideal for all of your Ray Berman wets and Don Bastion patterns. Choose from Black, Orange, Yellow, Red, White, Natural, Green, Olive, Gray, Silver Doc Blue. $1.50 a pair
Ruffed Grouse Tail Clump: Full clump. Use these like pheasant tail and wind fibers for a body. Clip sections out for wet fly wings or cut out to make caddis wings. If you soak the quill, you can pull the center off the stem and use this for a condor substitute on nymphs. $4.50
Wow! These is really nice stuff! These are hand selected premium CDC feathers. Each feather comes from a genetic farm raised duck.
Jumbo Premium Genetic CDC: This CDC is about twice the size of the average CDC feather. Can be used for spinners, wound as a parachute, palmer wrapped or as a collar. Fibers can be removed and used as a bundle. Natural Colors: White, Medium Dun, Dark Dun, Brown Dun, Light Ginger, Dyed Olive, Dyed Yellow, Dyed Light Dun, Dyed Black. $4.50 each
Use these for the Magic Tool Flies!
Premium Genetic CDC Puffs: Ideal for emergers, para-posts, midges, as a shuck or spinner wings. Fibers can be removed and used as a bundle. These are larger and fuller than standard puffs. Several very nice natural colors. Natural Colors: White, Medium Dun, Dark Dun, Brown Dun, Light Ginger, Dyed Hot Orange, Dyed Dark Dun. $4.50 each
Goose CDC: This product is my own and is available nowhere else! Natural Dun is a brown dun and it is an ideal match for BWO wings and for emergers. Fibers are somewhat longer than reg Cdc and is a bit nicer to use. Contains many of the " Type 1" Cdc feathers. White . Larger package than standard Cdc., Dyed Brown, Dun or Olive $3.50
Now also in White!
For more Info Contact:
Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068