Fly Tying Material - Jungle Cock Capes
Sorry! No Grade C capes
available at this time.
The Wingaersheek Flies Grading System
We do not use the grading system of our suppliers - we apply our own tougher grading system to capes that we receive. And we are tough graders! Only 70% of "top graded
capes" get to keep that designation and get the grade "A" we apply. So we end up "flunking" about 30% of capes to a lower grade. What do we look for?
Cape Size: How large is the cape? The larger the cape, the higher the grade.
Colors: Are the colors a beautiful orange and have a range of colors? Or are they one color? Are they washed out? Highest grades go to beautiful orange colors with some
diversity in color also.
Density: The higher concentration of eyes on the cape get higher grades. Missing feathers, loose density drops the grade of a cape.
Eye Sizes: A range of eye sizes from small to large get higher marks for their multi-purpose capability.
Splits: Eyes will always be split toward the end. But what about the rest of the cape? How badly are they split? How easily can they be repaired? The capes with fewer splits,
and more easily repairable splits get the highest marks.
We give each cape a rating (Grade A - JCA, Grade B - JCB and Grade C - JCC. Each cape then gets a unique number & we attach the tag with the rating and number to the
cape. We then write, comment and remark on the tag so you can see our comments & reviews. We then photograph each tag & cape. If you look at each picture, you'll see
the tag is already attached. We go through this laborious process so that you can always be assured that the cape you purchase is the exact cape in the photo.
We recently received the best quality jungle cock capes that we've seen in the past 8 years. All the grade A capes are big and
dense. Clearly these were mature birds. We had to create a new category of Grade A+ to further distinguish from this selection.
Sorry! No Grade B
capes available at
Only Cape #350 is available as of