Published Dec 22. 2015 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 27. 2018

Differences Between Saddle Hackle and Capes

Selecting hackle in fly tying can be a difficult decision, and a question I get asked a lot is, "What's the difference between saddle hackle and capes?" During this video, I go over some main differences between these two dry fly hackles, and then give some recommendations for purchasing each, including colors:

Tier 1: Grizzly, light/dark dun (barred), and ginger (barred)
Tier 2: Brown/furnace, black, cream

During this video, I also mention the previous one I made titled "Selecting Saddle Hackle", which you can view here:

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