Whiting Black Hackle Capes and Saddles
Black is . . . well, black. Most black dry fly quality feathers are dyed. There are occasions that a few natural black hackles come along and the quality is surprisingly good but not good enough for the higher grades. Most natural black feathers have an iridescent green sheen to them. This is readily apparent in hen hackle, both in larger neck feathers and in saddle feathers. All the photos are of the actual cape or saddle we have in stock.