Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 18 reviews
17 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Prince Nymph -
As usual, Orvis only sells the best. These necks are perfect for the collar of a Prince Nymph...a size hard to find.
Haven't actually tried it yet -
By: Fred1968 from Hughesville, MD
The quality is good for the Hen Necks. The only thing that I wish Orvis would do is to label the colors in their pictures. The item lists 5 colors, but only shows 4. I understand that white needs not shown, but it just makes sense to me to label the items just in case. I take it that the "Dun" color is the greenish one. Let's label some stuff please. Like the thread! Good job on labeling the thread.
darker brown than I'd hoped -
By: Dave1313 from Seattle, WA
I had hoped that the necks would be from Rhode Island Red hens. They are darker than I'd hoped but I can use them anyhow. I had requested that one would be sent to British Columbia. I learned only after a very long call to Orvis that they don't do that. Unfortunately Orvis never e-mailed me about this restriction. They said they called, but unless I know the name of the person at the other end, I don't answer the call and no-one left a message.
Small sized necks -
By: WoodbutcherMaine from Winslow, Maine
Although the necks seemed a little small, they have a lot of nice feathers to make a lot of soft hackles patterns. Nice consistency of feather quality.
Soft Hackle Hen Neck; Good Value -
By: FlyFisherMann from Midwest City, OK
I wanted to try this for the Charlie Craven soft hackle emerger pattern after getting his book: Charlie's Fly Box. The color is good and it will tie a lot of size 16 flies and even some smaller flies. The alternative is a $21.00 neck, so try this out. Thanks- Ken
It was OK -
Expected more hackle on there for size 14-18 hooks. Will not pay for Dr. Whiting products, too much money. The search continues.
Great for dry's -
By: wtforward from northern,Il
Top 1000 Contributor
These necks are great for dry fly wings.I can only use the bottom inch and 1/2 of the neck but that still accounts for alot of fly's. I just wish they would offer them in grizzly. Make that a good grizzly.
By: tobey73 from Maine
Top 1000 Contributor
I got this to use primary for small dry fly wings. the quality is good and seems to be plenty of usable material.
great colors -
By: fredfish from Branson, MO
Top 250 Contributor
These feathers add new color options to my soft hackles. It always seems that if your fly is a little bit different from the others, that fish pay more attention. In any case, they make good looking flies that catch fish.