Fly Fishing the Sierra

Coq De Leon

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Colors: Light, Medium, Dark, Barred Speckled, Black Speckled, Ginger Speckled, Dun

Extra Long and stiff spade hackle, speckled throughout. Excellent for tailing. 12 Hackles per pack. Coq de Leon Roosters are reknowned throughout the world for their excellent tailing characteristics of a naturally stiff yet supple fiber. Many synthetic materials are too stiff and will puncture the surface film causing the dry fly to sink. Coq de Leon feathers provide the glossy, resiliency qualities that mimic the natural and allow the dry fly to float for a better performance.The Coq de Leon roosters, developed over hundreds of years in Spain (Leon District), are actually the oldest genetic chicken bred for fly tying feathers. Their shoulder pelt feathers have exceptional quality and uniquely speckled fibers, referred to as “Pardo'. It is the best natural dry fly tailing feather available, but the bustard-like mottling of these feathers is also perfect for wet fly tying and legging on nymphs.