Hareline Coq de Leon- Very rare to find this quality. Coq de Leon feathers have a long history as being the finest fly tying feathers. The Coq-de-Leon roosters, developed over hundreds of years in Spain (Leon District), are actually the oldest genetic chicken bred for fly tying feathers. It is the best natural dry fly tailing feather available. These feathers also perfect for wet hackles, legs on nymphs, and upright wings on dry flies. Bundle of 12 feathers.
Clear (ginger) colors from pardas (feathers with dark colored plumage at the base) birds are for summer and dark (dark ginger) are for spring. The feathers from Indias (feathers with light colored plumage at the base) birds are good for mayfly and stonefly patterns. Pardos and Indios are both good for wet flies (use clear wing with a clear body and a dark wing with a dark body).
Very Expensive Feathers
Posted by PAUL DOLBEC on 14th Feb 2018
Coq de Leon is undoubtedly great stuff and I like using it but the cost is getting prohibitive.
Posted by Jeff on 2nd Oct 2017
I was hesitant to follow the talk of the virtues of Cock de Leon. I have found the nothing makes a tail look so natural, buoyant and rides high in the film.the coloring and natural marking, imitates natural so well.