Hens hackles for size 16-18

scott1967

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Hi all
I’m looking for really small hens hackle feathers possibly the tiny ones at the end of a hens cape
To tie on size 16 and 18 hooks
Dark coloured or ginger but would consider badger
Or possibly low quality cock hackle feathers
Can anyone help?
 

dave b

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Scott I have found the Lakeland Whiting Farm Exclusive Hen Capes to be the best for smaller nymphs. I also use the Metz Grade 1 Furnace Hen Capes however for me the Whiting wins hands down on quality/value for money.

Orange tags tied with Metz Furnace size 18 2.5mm beads, Purple 3mm bead, Lakeland Exclusive, size 16 Hends wide gape BL144.
 

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scott1967

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Does anyone have any used ends of hens capes (with the really small feathers) for me to try ?
Pic attached of the neck end I’m looking for
to tie 16‘s-20’s

Scott
 

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