Joined: 01 Sep 2006 Posts: 4 Location: West Michigan
Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:48 pm Post subject: Turkey feathers
Turkey quill feathers, how do you know when you have a true pair of them ?. By that I mean a right side and a left side feather.
I have been tying muddlers and the wing doesn't look right when I'm done with the pattern. _________________ I was flyfishing before it got trendy
You don't need 100% true pairs to do paired wings - although it helps.
But by carefully selecting feathers, which are identical (but mirrored), and cutting bits that are as alike as possible, you should be able to get it to work.
Most flyshops will have the feathers paired, and truly so, because they are typically matched when plucked from the skin.
Martin _________________ Martin Joergensen
The Global FlyFisher
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