Dry fly hackle can range from super stiff to almost limp. The stiff hackles are great and will keep that dry floating high. Then there is the economy hackle like the cape you see pictured above. These economy capes can range in price from six to ten dollars, where as a grade A Whiting cape will require a substantial debit in your Mastercard. I use the economy hackle on my dry and soft hackle flies.
Native strawberries are in season now. What a delicious lunch.