Premium grade #1 hen saddles are large with very webby and extra soft feathers. Strong, thin, flexible stems allow for the easiest palmering. These feathers are the preferred material for soft hackles, legs, wings, and tails. Metz grading and quality is some of the most stringent in the fly tying industry. No other company can reproduce consistently the colors offered by Metz. The highest quality flies commercially available today are 100% tied with Metz.