Hen saddle hackle provides dense web and sturdy barbs that are excellent for a number of tying applications. When wrapped, they are ideal for throats and collars on trout, salmon and steelhead flies. The hen saddle feathers can be burnt or cut to fashion upright dry fly wings. Trico and thorax wings can also be created, as well as legs and wings on hoppers and other terrestrials. Hen saddle is also perfect for the tails and hackle on smaller bass bugs.