Blue Eared Pheasant Saddle Hackle
Blue eared pheasant is considered a great substitute for heron hackles since the color, shape and structure are nearly identical. The main difference between the two is not obvious until the flies are fished. Heron hackles are unique in that their barbs are thick and webby so they tend to stay apart when in the water. Blue eared pheasant, on the other hand, has a tendency for its barbs to stick together. Even with that significant difference, blue eared pheasant is the logical choice for flies that call for a heron hackle, especially display flies. Main uses are for salmon and steelhead flies and display flies. 12 prime feathers per packet.