These capes produce natural color dry fly hackle, with a size range of #8-#22 (some smaller feathers towards the top of the cape). Great hackle if you are wanting to tie the most natural looking flies. A must have for tyers spinning up mayfly dry flies, or any dry calling for a natural color.
Hebert Miner Hackle is a dry fly hackle of extraordinary quality; a premium product for the most discriminating fly tyer and fly fisher. Whiting Farms took control of the Hebert Miner gene pool in 1997. The Hebert Miner line provides some of the most natural colors available to fly tyers. The feathers are rich with colors and have a high sheen to them. In fact, Whiting Farms produces powerful browns and badgers, delicate creams and gingers, and the widest array of natural duns ever seen!
These are Bronze graded Hebert Miner capes. A few key elements determine the value of a pelt between bronze, to silver to gold. Factors such as useable feather length, uniformity of feather length, barb stiffness, size range in the entire pelt, stem condition, feather quantity, consistent coloration, and more are all looked at to determine grade. In all, there are more than 25 elements that are taken into consideration when grading a pelt.