Metz Cock Necks are good sized and very high quality. They contain plenty of long and thin feathers for even size #20 flies and even smaller. Grade #1 necks have great amount of different sized feathers. These necks are the best in the world. Grade #2 necks have also quality material. The biggest difference between grade #1 and #2 is the amount of feathers. The grade #2 necks have a bit less feathers. Grade #3 necks have similarly less feathers and more variation in feathers.
Stiff barbs, web free hackles, flexible stems, and a complete range of sizes are still the benchmark developed by Metz by which all other hackles are compared. Deep, natural consistent colors are the Metz trademark.
Your flies will float higher and longer when using Metz necks. Long before artificial floatants became the norm, Metz hackles were floating dries through the fastest of riffles.
Now available in half necks. These necks contain so much good hackles that half neck is enough for the most of the tiers.