While paying a visit last week to a online fly shop in Wyoming, a shop I have done business before with. I noticed they had listed a Silver Badger saddle. I gave them an order right away for the saddle and it arrived the other day.
Upon opening the box I was pleased with what I saw. The Silver Badger saddle was beautiful. Almost perfect feathers, and every feather seemed to be usable, which does not happen often. This saddle will make many wonderful streamers.
This is a photo of the Silver Badger feathers. When the light hits them they have a color that's hard to describe.
Here is the first streamer tied with Silver Badger hackle. "The Silver Badger"
Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer
Body, Wine Yarn
Tag and Rib, Flat Silver Tinsel
Throat, Black Hackle
Wing, Silver Badger Saddle Hackle
Cheeks, Jungle Cock