Published Apr 25. 2010 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

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. :(

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Turkey feathers...


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.



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