'Coq de Leon' hackles are long fabled as the finest in fly tying feathers. Coq de Leon is sourced from birds bred in a very specific region of Leon in northern Spain. These birds have been linked to fly tying since 1624 and are arguably one of the oldest fly tying feathers around. Their fine distinctive markings are almost unique on their feathers; they have a very shiny feather adding an extra sparkle when used as either tail wisps or as a component in the wing.
Coq De Leon feathers are offered in small packets of 12 feathers, choose from light, medium and dark shades (Pardo - Brown)
- Pardo Claro - (Light) Finely Grained Black & Cream
- Pardo Medio - (Medium) Similar to Claro but more evenly balanced
- Pardo Oscuro - (Dark) Black with Dark Tan Mottle
- Aconchado - Barred Speckled
- Corzuno - Black Speckled
- Flor De Escoba - Ginger Speckled