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Can anyone tell me what hackle you are using for the body and throat/collar hackle on a Green Highlander or similar pattern? Also, any recommended sources would be appreciated.

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what style version are you tying? that will dictate the hackle type

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If you are tying a classic version of the pattern...rooster saddle hackle for the body (dyed green) and throat (dyed yellow). Some folks will use schlappen for the throat for a fuller look...which I happen to like. Same would go for tying a fishing hairwing as well.
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John at FeathersMC will hook you up with the "right" shade for the Green Highlander.
I can't help you for display tying, listen to George and Eunan.
But for fishing flies, like I tie, I use rooster saddle for the body and hen for the throat/collar hackles. On hair wing versions, I usually omit the body hackle and go with throat and collar only.


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Mike is right about John McLain of FearthersMc. Best dye jobs in the business!!

I've attached 2 photos of a GH I tied 5 years ago and last year. They are the only pictures I have on my computer. One is with the all floss body of the Pryce-Tannatt version and the other is with the seal fur called for by Kelson...the older of the two flies.

All of the materials came from John except for the wood duck. Hope this helps a bit.
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back in the day I'd use cock, mate.
and if you're canny you'll use the ones shaped like a chrimbo tree; leaves a nice angle... like a schnauzer.

have fun folding it.

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