Keough Hen Necks

Tie any small soft hackle fly with fine-grade Keough hackle material.

Details

Often very hard to find, these quality hen necks are most useful for tiny nymphs and soft hackles, spinner wings, upright dry-fly wings, and burnt wings. In brown, ginger, black, medium dun, white.

Reviews

Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 11 reviews

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11 of 11 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Great for dry's - 3/25/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Nice - 2/17/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    great colors - 2/10/2014
    By: 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.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Good practical product - 9/22/2012
    By: from East Yorkshire

    I've just bought one from the delightful Pickering, UK Orvis shop and was surprised by the reasonable cost and quality of the neck. Whiting hen necks are superb but three times the cost and when you don't need that level of quality and just want a good feather for everyday tying then these fit the purpose perfectly.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    7/11/2012
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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Exactly what i was looking for - 4/7/2012
    By: from PA

    For some reason brown hen hackle is hard to find. This was exactly what I was looking for and my local Orvis store (Downingtown, PA) had it shipped directly to my home.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Good dry wings - 8/16/2011
    By: from northern,Il
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Ordered these in ginger, dun and several in white so I could dye some to my own version's of dun, or another color I wanted to try just for grin's. They make GREAT dry wing's that hold up very well. Also, I've had very little waste on the neck's I've gotten.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Very Happy - 6/3/2011
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    I'm only a teenager, so my money supply for fly fishing is limited. I wanted to start tying soft hackle wet flies for the brook brout in Virginia, but didn't think I could afford a saddle or body. So when I saw this, I snatched it up. I was expecting it to be crummy, but the flies turned out pretty nice, although I havn't gotten to see how the fish like them yet. These hackles are very easy to use, and make very quick flies. If you're on a budget, the price is hard to beat.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    nice little necks - 5/31/2011
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    though they may not be as large as some other hen necks that i have they have great size spectrum and make for some great wet flies i will buy more when i run out wish they had grizzly but you cannot have everything

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Good, but flawed - 2/3/2010
    By: from CT

    I bought these in three colors; brown, grey, and olive. They have a great shape and make Matukas that trout literally leap out of the water to catch; like the videos you see of great whites attacking seals. They also spin very well to make soft hackles. I did, however, forget to put the brown neck back in the bag for a week. When I went to put it away the whole thing had started to disintegrate. Feathers would fall off (in small pieces, not whole) in mass quantities. I have left out many other types of necks and saddles without this happening, so I know it's this product and not the act itself. So, don't leave them out and this is a great product to buy! I do recommend it, just don't be careless like me.

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