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Variant Cape

  • Another alternate view of variant. These are very versatile hackle feathers!
  • Side view of a beautiful variant neck hackle
  • Front view of a variant cape
  • Back view of a variant cape
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  • Alternate version of Variant.
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  • Detail of dry fly hackle feathers
Price:
$48.00
Weight:
0.25 LBS
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Product Description

Joyce Westphal, an avid commerical and recreational tier who has tied more flies than nearly all of us, had this to say about Clearwater Hackle's variants: "For really cool trout flies, purchase the variants. They are awesome in color and easy wrapping."
And beleive me, should would know.

A variant is typically made by crossing a grizzly rooster to a brown hen, though it can result from other combinations and we see them show up in our other yards. Variants are very popular, in part because you get the best of both worlds: the barring of a feather with the added bonus of some color.  Of all the colors we offer, variants have the most variations in shades from light to dark. If you desire a specific variant be sure you specify the particular shade before placing your order and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Possible Flies You Can Tie with Variant Hackle

Many fly tiers use Variant hackle for grizzly patterns, as they closely match. Some of those patterns include:

  • Adams (when combined with brown...or some variants will work to use only one feather isntead of combining two)
  • Irresistible (when combined with brown...or some variants will work to use only one feather isntead of combining two)
  • Humpy (when combined with brown...or some variants will work to use only one feather isntead of combining two)
  • Ausable Wulff (when combined with brown...or some variants will work to use only one feather isntead of combining two)
  • Griffith’s Gnat
  • Trico
  • Klinkhamer Special
  • Klinkhammer – majority of other patterns
  • Macintosh (SADDLE)
  • Stimulator
  • Ralph Cutter’s E/C Caddis
  • Ed Schroeder's Parachute Hopper
  • Parachute Ant
  • Mosquito
  • Parachute Pheasant Tail
  • Bugmeister
  • Parachute Caddis
  • Parachute Madam X
  • Parachute Mosquito
  • Callibaetis

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