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Whiting Rooster Midge 1/2 Saddle - Bronze Grade
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These are Bronze graded 1/2 Midge Saddles from Whiting Farms. Saddles produce long, uniform feathers that are fantastic for dry flies! Midge Saddles are just like standard saddles, except they are meant for smaller flies. At least 80% of these 1/2 Midge Saddles have feather sizes 18 down to a size 22-24. A must have for tailwater flies that often require smaller sizes to consistently fool trout.
With the stiffest, most dense barb count on the supplest of quills, the Whiting's line of saddles are the preferred choice of dry fly tiers around the world. The quality feathers from Whiting produce the best floating dry flies in the world!
NOTE: Pictures depict the actual saddles we have in stock. These pictures are taken as soon as we receive the hackle, to give you confidence in ordering the exact color you need.*
- Super long feathers that will tie many flies each. This long length almost eliminates the need for hackle pliers.
- Extremely flexible quills. These feathers wrap wonderfully.
- Very high barb density means that you can fully hackle a fly with less turns of hackle.
- Consistent barb length over the entire feather.
Whiting's Olympic Grading System
How is a pelt determined to be a bronze, silver, gold or platinum?
In summary, 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. If a pelt is densely feathered, offers a wide size range and the feathers have long, usable dry fly portions, the pelt will grade out rather high, maybe even a gold or better.