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Whiting Half Cape

Carefully bred from original Hoffman breeding stock, capes from Whiting Farms are truly superior. The average Bronze grade feather ties one fly and will hackle a range of five to six hook sizes (i.e., approximately sizes 10 through 18).Natural colors: grizzly, white, light ginger, dun. Dyed colors: light dun, medium dun, dark dun, black, Coachman brown, olive/grizzly. Half Cape bronze grade. Made in USA.
Average Customer Rating:
4.75 out of 5
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7 of 8(88%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Whiting Half Cape
Review 1 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great havkle,
May 7, 2015
By: Bluedog9
from Pittsburgh, PA
"Ill admit I was hesitant ordering a half cape dyed, but whiting is the best company and they didn't let me down. Excellent feathers for bronze quality and the color is perfect."
Review 2 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
100% worth the money,
April 9, 2015
By: coopmcm
"From midges to buggers, I have tied many flies with tgis since the purchase. Near the neck, the small sizes (16-22) are all very long and easy to tie with. Dig a little deeper into the middle-bottom of the cape and you will find perfect hackle for buggers or even tying them into musky flies. Even after using a bunch of the feathers and tying a bunch of flies, I have barely made a dent in the cape. Easily worth the money. Easily hundreds of flies can be tied with this hackle. Would definitely reccomend and definitely say it is worth the money."
Review 3 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Stuff,
December 3, 2014
By: Zugbug2
from Suffern.NY
"It's Whiting. Tied Adams 14's and got 2 flies per feather using Brown and Grizzly. Stiff barbules, minimum webbing. No complaints."
Review 4 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic Feathers For Flytying,
June 27, 2013
By: Bishthefish1
from North Yorkshire
"I have only just started to use Whiting Farms hackles in the last 6 months and I can honestly say they are far and away the best quality hackle I have tied with. Although they are graded as 'Bronze' grade, the quality of these feathers is excellent: nice flexible stalks, dense fine barbs, very long (I can get at least two flies per feather from the cape) and the colours are bright and vibrant."
Review 5 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Whiting hackle rules!,
May 30, 2013
By: 250savage
from Western NC
"You never go wrong buying Whiting hackle products. Everything on this one from size 10 all the way down to some 20 midge hackle. good stuff!"
Review 6 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally a good one!!,
March 23, 2013
By: lespaul
from CT
"Great selection this time. The last one was not as good. However, glad Orvis has started selling more tying materials, most are excellent quality!"
Review 7 for Whiting Half Cape
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for intermediate tyers,
March 9, 2013
By: Smalley3
"If you don't tie thousands of flies, this half cape should keep you happy for a few years."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Whiting Half Cape
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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