Ewing’s Saddles are the finest feather for tying streamer flies, from the back of the rooster these long grizzly feathers are available in several colours variations and full or half saddles.
When deciding whether to buy a dry fly cape or saddle there are a few things to first consider. First, what sizes are you planning to tie? With a good rooster cape you can tie sizes 6 to 26. Rooster saddles on the other hand have a very narrow size range, usually just two or three. The feathers are long and narrow and you can easily tie six or seven flies of the same size from just one feather.