The standard hackle material for tying any soft hackle or nymph fly. Made in USA.

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The best material available for soft-hackle flies, beards, and collars. An essential ingredient for the serious nymph and soft-hackle tier; most caddis pupae aren't tied properly without Hungarian partridge. In natural only. Made in USA.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hungarian Partridge Purchase I purchased the Hungarian Partridge Skin for the sole purpose of tying and swinging soft hackle wet flies. This to me is the best plumage for small soft hackle. A lot of anglers don't swing soft hackles and I don't know why. It's easy and fun. The strikes are sudden and you don't really need a hook set. It sounds lazy but it's a blast. I find it effective in the fall when the leaves are cluttering up the water. Tie it and try it.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great skin I liked it so much I bought some to give as gifts too.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good feathers So far so good. Feather seem to be good quality and the skin preserved well.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most Useable Hackle It’s hard to beat a Hungarian Partridge when it comes to hackle. Their feathers can be used for wings, wing casings, tails, legs and collars. Hungarian Partridge is mottled in brown and grey colors on the same skin making it an extremely versatile hackle. In comparison to hen hackle, partridge has a stronger stem and rarely breaks when tying on collars for soft hackle patterns. While hen saddle is cheaper, it’s much more frustrating to use because its stem breaks more frequently in comparison to partridge.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for soft hackle flys Great for tying soft hackle trout flys and for streamer collars
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Feathers Perfect for soft hackle flies. Used the ginger to tie up some October Caddis
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff. These feathers work very well, and look great in the water! Real soft hackle. I use them for Matuka flies and fins for sculpins.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Torn at 50/50 Only complaint is on 2 of the skins.The olive and yellow quality is low and in rough shape, The others look fine. But when I purchase Orvis anything, I expect the best, I didnt get that here. but they will do for now
Date published: 2015-12-20
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