12-16-2009, 12:43 AM
Re: Saddles and Necks
Unless you tie a lot of #14 and #12 flies, I'd go with the Whiting 100's
as Frank Whiton mentioned. I began using them a year ago, and haven't
even considered a neck (unless it's for Wooly buggers, and then I buy a
Whiting bugger neck). The shop I buy go to now pretty much has a zillion
Whiting 100 packs, and a few necks. One of the other advantages of a
Whiting 100 is the length, and how easy it is to tie a #20 fly with a 10"
length of feather. Hackle pliers are not necessary until you've gone through
most of the length. I love the stuff!
P.S. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Whiting 100 pack without seeing it first.
Whiting sizes each hackle before packaging, and that's the QC right there.