For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Coq de Leon is a special breed of chicken from the Leon District of Spain. It is the oldest known breed of chicken bred for tying feathers, dating back to 1624. I ordered a saddle and received it the other day. Upon opening the package I was amazed at the beauty of this feather. It's rustic mottled colors seem to shine like no other feathers. It's a feather that's sort of a badger/grizzly cross, that gives the streamer that natural lateral line common in forage fish.
Coq de Leon feathers can be used by themselves in the tying of streamers, or combined with other colored feathers. The streamer I've tied here is with the Coq de Leon feather by itself. I've given this streamer tied in the Rangeley style the name "Rustic"
Hook, Martinek Rangeley Streamer,...Body, Light Yellow Yarn,...Tag and Rib, Flat Silver Tinsel,...Belly, Peacock Herl, White Bucktail,...Throat, Coq de Leon Fibers,...Wing, 4 Coq de Leon Medium Pardo Hackles,...Shoulder, Golden Pheasant Dyed Red, and then Jungle Cock Feathers,...Cheeks, Jungle Cock.