This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
TNEAL on Sep 13, 2015September 13th, 2015, 4:22 am EDT
Jason has kindly allowed me to share that I am "over hackled' with saddles and will make them available to troutnutters at my cost. I have 35-40 or so that I won't be using for at least five years. Let me know if you are interested.
Wiflyfisher on Sep 23, 2015September 23rd, 2015, 3:38 pm EDT
You have had grizzly saddles for 5 years? You mean you sat on them through the hair fade craze??? Whiting is still holding on to his grizz saddles and capes hoping for a return of the hair feather fade.
TNEAL on Sep 24, 2015September 24th, 2015, 4:24 am EDT
I never sold any of the 130 or so saddles I own. Disconcerting to me that the companies turned their backs on those who put them in business in the first place. I should say I never sold any at the outrageous prices they were commanding. I did sell a few to fellow fly tyers.