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Metz #2 Saddle Hackle

by Metz

Metz Grade 2 Cock Saddles are a popular and economical for tiers of larger flies, from size 16 to 10. Hackles are very abundant and they are superb value for money as you would expect. The length of the hackle feathers allows for numerous flies to be tied from each hackle. Great for tying large numbers of stimulators, palmered red tags, caddis and other similar dry flies.

In the early 1970’s, Metz revolutionized the fly tying world by introducing the first genetically engineered hackle to the fly fishing industry. From the moment Metz necks were first viewed by a large cataloguer in New England, the fly fishing world knew that something special was coming to the market. First to produce true “dry fly quality” hackle, in a complete range of colors. A product that enabled fly tyers everywhere to imitate the natural insects more precisely than ever before. A product that enabled fly fisherman everywhere to float their “dries” higher and longer, staying drier longer, than ever before. Long before artificial floatants became the norm, Metz hackles were floating dries through the fastest of riffles. Stiff barbs, web free hackles, flexible stems, and a complete range of sizes are still the benchmark developed by Metz by which all other hackles are compared. Deep, natural consistent colors are the Metz trademark. No other company can reproduce consistently the colors offered by Metz. Stringent breeder selections coupled with strict grading procedures, guarantees top quality hackle, every time. This translates into quality fly trying experiences, and quality flies. Quality has always been synonymous with Metz.

Our View
Long saddle feathers make hackling much easier. Saddles are what we recommend for tying parachute style dries.
Most feathers range between #12-16m