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Fly fishing feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hypnojessi, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. hypnojessi

    hypnojessi Out Of The Brooder

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    Do any of you sell feathers for fly fishing? If so, what kind of feathers do you use? Is it the down feathers or others? Are there certain breeds that are the only ones good for this or could it be just any breed?

    If you do sell feathers for this purpose, how much do you usually charge?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Napalongtail knows about this...... where are you J.J.? I think she said that the entire pelt is sold for this use, but the details elude me.

    chel
     
  3. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is the hackle or saddle feathers of a rooster that are used, some breeds are better than others. Often, there is a certain area of skin cut off (after butchering, of course) with the feathers still attached which is used.
     
  4. TOFFOWNER

    TOFFOWNER Cooped Up

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    We actually have a Kit on ebay, A whole set.. i think a 119 peice, and the 65...perty good prices too. thanks.
    As for the feathers.....No..I dont, Nor do i know anyone who does.
     

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