Strung Rooster Schlappen

Rooster Schlappen
Rooster Schlappen

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Schlappen are large wide and webby feathers that come from the lower saddle area of the rooster, and alongside the tail. The hackles are useful for a number of applications. Saltwater patterns use the schlappen for tails and collars on the largest patterns. The schlappen fibers make great tails, and throats on streamer patterns. Salmon and tube flies often employ schlappen for collars. The feathers have also been used by classic streamer (Carrie Stevens etc.) fly tyers for the tails throats and under shoulder elements of the fancy streamers.

Schlappen has quite long and soft fibers that flow and conform to the water flowing over it. Colors are commonly dyed over a white base, but chinchilla (grizzly-like), bronze (black and white) and other natural base colors can be used. Larger packs and unique colors that don’t appear in the fly shops can often be found on Ebay and Amazon with a bit of searching. The schlappen often comes sewn on a strip, but may also be sold loose, usually as a premium product that has a better quality.

Nick Granato’s Articulated Chubby Muffin by Flyfishingtheozarks

Articulated Chubby Muffin Fly Tying Recipe

Rear Hook: TMC 9394 #4
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon
Flash: Flashabou (Multi-Colored)
Body: Ice Wing Fiber
Wing: Rabbit Strip
Head: Black

Front Hook: Gamakatsu B10s
Eye: Real Eyes
Body: Ice Wing Fiber
Gills: Red Schlappen
Pectoral Fins: Partridge
Wing: Rabbit Strip
Head: Craft Fur Brush (marked with PrismaColor Markers) See below for video

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Russian Intruder Fly Pattern tied by CanadianFlyCo

Russian Intruder Fly Recipe

Tube: 22mm brass nubby tube and long liner tube
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: 3 cones (metallic blue)
Wings: Chartreuse and blue Lady Amherst pheasant tail and pearl crystal flash
Hackle: Chartreuse and blue schlappen
Collar: Guinea fowl (blue)
Eyes: Jungle cock nail

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Mike’s Meal Ticket by Alexander Helmicki

Mike’s Meal Ticket Recipe


Hook: Size 2 Gamakatsu B10S
Tail: Magnum rabbit strip
Body: EP Sparkle Brush
Back: Magnum rabbit strip
Legs: Silly Legs
Head: Loon hard head


Hook: Size 1 Gamakatsu B10S
Eyes: Barbell
Flash: Copper Flashabou
Body: EP Sparkle Brush
Tail/back: Magnum rabbit strip
Legs: Silly Legs
Head: Senyo’s laser dub stacked and trimmed to shape

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Whiting American Rooster Capes

Whiting American Rooster Capes
Whiting American Rooster Capes

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Whiting American is a line of feathers that is specifically breed for long wide feathers. These rooster capes come in a huge variety of colors both vibrant and earthy. The feathers on the Whiting American Rooster Capes have long lengths, wider bases than dry fly hackles and webby bases. The hackles are ideal for tying flies with lots of big feathers such as bass bugs, decievers, tarpon flies, pike flies, saltwater bait fish, and tradition featherwing streamers. Capes offer the most selection in size with the top feathers being wonderfully sized for small streamers and the bottom feathers reaching in excess of 5 inches, large enough for the biggest toothy critter attractors.

Capes are available in many colors including natural patterns, dyed over grizzly, dyed over bader, dyed of black laced white, dyed over dun and dyed over white. A full partial listing of colors can be found at Not all the hackle variations are listed, but searching the online shops often turns up some interesting feathers.

Hot Wire Hare by Hammer Creek Fly Fishing

How to tie the Hot Wire Hare fly pattern

Hot Wire Hare Recipe

Hook: Scud hook #12-#18
Bead: Tungsten 3/32 for #12
Weight: 0.020 lead
Thread: Red UNI 8/0
Tail: Rabbit guard hair
Body: Brassie Ultra-wire red and copper
Wingcase: Thin skin and pearl flat tinsel
Thorax: Rabbit dubbing
Head: Red band behind bead

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Olive Ghost Sea Trout Tube Fly

Olive Ghost Tube Fly Recipe

Tube: Black nanotube
Weight: Drop weight
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Hackles: GOlden olive dyed French partridge
Wing: Golden olive fox tail with chartreuse angel hair
Eye: Jungle cock
Cone: Brass cone

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