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FlytyerinpaJune 15th, 2016, 12:58 am
Pottsville Pa

Posts: 46
I was thinking of buying a whiting's cape but when I saw the size difference between red and green label compared to there High & Dry it looked like half the H&D was missing they are really small capes, anybody else take notice to that? Oh and the price was the same at least where I was looking at .
WiflyfisherJune 15th, 2016, 7:57 pm

Posts: 663
I have all 3 Whiting cape brands.

The red labels are the Whiting Farms Hoffman line (excellent feather count)
The green labels are the Hebert Miner line (larger feathers, less feather count)
The High & Dry is supposed to be a cross between the red and green. The H&D capes i have are awesome. I generally buy all my Whiting capes from Campfire Lodge. They stock around 1,000 Whiting capes & saddles.

You name the Whiting color and Jim at Campfire Lodge has it!

John S.
WbranchJune 17th, 2016, 11:12 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
I'd like to add my $.02 to this post. A neck cape is okay if you tie many sizes of flies say from #10 - #22. I have never seen (not saying they don't exist) even top of the line necks that have really stiff big or really small feathers although there might be a good number #12 - #18. However if you can afford to buy Silver or Platinum saddles you get awesome 6" - 8" long in hackle sizes #10 - #12, #14 - #16, #18 - #22. So if you can afford the initial cost of a high grade saddle you will be able to tie hundreds of flies from each saddle. I can easily tie a minimum of four heavily hackled or six to eight flies with 2-3 turns of hackle (which account for 95% of the dry flies I tie.)
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldredbarnJune 22nd, 2016, 5:49 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2608
You name the Whiting color and Jim at Campfire Lodge has it!

John...As you know I have visited Jim's place on the Madison a couple times, and every time someone has to pry me out of the place! :)

He has great hen sets as well for tying softhackles.

Oh...and the breakfasts there are out of this world!

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood

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