What feathers do you use to hackle collars on steelhead flies?

In this new fly tying video, Barrett shows you the various feathers available for hackling collars on salmon and steelhead fly patterns. Barrett explains the difference between the various feathers and the criteria you should take into account when buying fly tying materials.

Discussed in this video:
Strung Chinese Saddle Hackle
Schlappen
Metz soft hackle
Sub Rooster Cape
Premium Saddle

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2 Responses to What feathers do you use to hackle collars on steelhead flies?

  1. Zach VanDeHey says:

    Thanks for the good info!

  2. Mike says:

    Can you make a video about what makes a good feather and what does not? That is the area I am most confused about. You mention that in say the schlappen you might not get many good feathers and that you need to spend time searching through them. I would love to see a video that goes into detail about how to pick the good feathers in the pack. Thanks, love your site!!

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