Feathers for fly fishing?

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  1. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, the son of a friend of mine likes to tie his own flies for fly fishing and I thought I read somewhere about people using certain chickens for their feathers for the flies. Does anyone know anything about this, are there particular breeds that work better? [​IMG] I'm clueless, I admit it [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good idea..i want to know this also..
    my foster son just got a fly pole...he'll need to be making some flys out of our feathers..
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I use any feathers I find for my flies it just depends on what you are trying to tie!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A coworker of mine ties flies. He didn't like the feathers I was bringing in. He wanted neck feathers. When he asked if he could come over and pluck some. He lost feather privileges.

    Imp
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The hackle feathers are the most expensive to buy, so are peacock feathers.
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    When our male Lady Amherst Pheasant died a few weeks ago, we plucked him from top to bottom.

    A friend bought 1/2 of them and I still have a gallon zip lock bag full if anyone wants to make me an offer [​IMG]
     
  9. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info so far everyone [​IMG]
     
  10. Ridgerunner

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