Published Aug 25. 2015 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 27. 2019

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Ken, You can use ...


You can use any feather that has a shape you like for flatwings. Saddle feathers are usually the best. You want fairly long, soft feathers of a reasonably uniform width. Many dry fly saddles contain lots of feathers useful for this purpose.


Glad to see this how...

Glad to see this how to. I'm going to try it as a lampre eel in the Great Lakes. Flatwing is hard to find and it seems there are only so many feather types on a chicken and some can be labeled and sold for different purposes. You can use any long and narrow cock saddle feather dry fly ish as it were.