A must for Intruders
These whole rhea feathers are dyed with black barring similar to Lady Amherst’s pheasant, a material commonly used to hackle mobile Intruder-style flies. The advantage of rhea is that the fibres are longer and more mobile than Lady Amherst’s. As with most of Sean Stanton’s materials their quality is superb, which is why they are sought after. Rather than winding them, use a dubbing loop to form a hackle, sometimes mixing them with other long-fibred natural or synthetic fibres such as Angel Hair, Arctic fox and even rubber legs to achieve maximum movement. The feathers are available in pink, orange, yellow, green and purple. RHEA FEATHERS £7.99 Frank N Snaelda (Sean Stanton). Tel: 07825 183 346. Web: franknsnaelda.com
Rhea fibres are long and incredibly mobile.