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Whiting Coq de Leon Silver Saddle

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#1 chugbug27


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:00 PM

Anyone use these, please chime in... I like (understatement) Coq de Leon for dry tailing and I know that the saddles are also useful for bugger collars and maybe streamer wings... But a few questions:

1. On a silver cdl saddle are most or all of the feathers suitable for dry fly tails or only a relative few?

2. Also, are there any substantial number of feathers that could be used as dry hackle (even parachute hackle) on size 14-16?

3. Lastly, does anyone use these for salt & maybe warmwater? What sort of patterns (I'll be venturing there)

Thinking of getting one of these in medium pardo. Much thanks in advance. Also if there's anyone who wants in on splitting one 50-50 for $20 plus shipping chime in there too. Please pm me if interested, post with any info to share.


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