All braid is custom made, and it may take up to 2 weeks to complete your order.
Braided tethering sets are made with either Dacron or Dyneema.
Braided tethering sets
Dacron is available in black, orange and yellow. USA imported and available in either square or round braid.
Dyneema is available in black, orange, yellow, blue, green, red, white, purple and grey. Square braid only offered. Please choose up to 4 colours for your braided tethering set order.
UK £3 postage.
EU & International £8 postage.
Braided tethering set - 8 strand braided tethering set. Includes jesses, extender and leash. Please specify your choice of colours and length of jesses.
Braided jesses - 8 strand braided jesses. Please specify your choice of colours and length of jesses.
Braided leash - 8 strand braided leash, 36" in length. Please specify your choice of colours.
Micro braided sets - 8 strand braided tethering sets for small birds. The Dyneema micro braid sets are roughly 3.5mm - 4mm thick with a button on the jesses of roughly 10mm.
Eagle jesses - 16 strand Dyneema square braided jesses. Please specify your choice of colours and length of jesses. Please note that eagle jesses only are provided. Please contact us directly to purchase an eagle extender and leash - we require additional details about your swivel size. The full eagle braided set will cost £50.
Length of jesses
Each set of jesses is custom made to the length you require. As a rough guide, typical lengths are 4" or 5" for a small bird (e.g. Merlin), 6" for a tiercel, 7" for a falcon and 8" for a hawk. If in doubt, let us know what bird you have and the diameter of the block or type of perch that you are using.
Dacron or Dyneema?
The Dacron is imported from the USA and has a 130lb breaking strain per strand (or 80lb for the micro sets). The Dyneema has a 300lb breaking strain per strand.
The Dyneema is available in a wider range of colours, but the colours can fade with use. Dacron will hold the colour better.
Personally, I use both Dacron and Dyneema on my birds. I prefer the Dacron sets as they are stiffer. I use the Dyneema sets on birds that pick at their equipment, as it is a more difficult material to cut through.
Both materials are used by many falconers, and it is really just a matter of personal preference as both have good qualities.
Please contact us directly for discounted postage when ordering multiple items.
Disclaimer - All our products are made to the highest quality and standards. However, due to the nature of the sport, Hooded Talons and its staff cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused.