Even though I did not like the first generation Whiting Spey Hackle necks. I must admit the new generation is not too bad. They are quite an improvement over last year's crop. It looks like those who had posted last fall that Whiting was 2 to 3 years away from producing a very good spey neck were correct. I find myself waiting to see what next year's spey neck birds provide for us.
If the improvement is equal to this year's over last year's, I think we will have a ver reasonably priced product for quality spey hackle instead of paying too much for the limited number of blue and white eared pheasant skins or even worse, the extremely over-priced 10 feather packs of blue or white eared pheasant.