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Bird Fur Patterns?


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#1 Rocco

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:53 AM

I have a bunch of this stuff that I scooped up at a sale and have never used much.

 

Anyone have some useful ideas? 

 

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#2 DarrellP

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:25 AM

Is it similar to Marabou?
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#3 flytire

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:40 AM

use on flies that use marabou

 

be creative. experiment :)


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#4 tjm

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:08 PM

Not familiar with the product and at first thought was kiwi feathers. Search turned up an advertisement "Bird Fur is THE perfect synthetic craft fur replacement! "  so you could sub it on craft fur patterns as well as on marabou, spey, heron patterns.

 

and; http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=66636



#5 BobHRAH

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:01 PM

Use as a heron sub on spey flies.

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:38 PM

Use as a heron sub on spey flies.
 
Thanks, Bob H

That's a genius throught! I may start using some craft fur on spey patterns!
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#7 tjm

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:58 AM

no no, no zip, this is supposed to be used in place of that nasty plastic stuff, it's natural and renewable and bio-degradable and...wink.png

 

"Bird Fur is THE perfect synthetic craft fur replacement! "



#8 DarrellP

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:24 AM

I saw a video on the FFI website showing the use of bird fur in a shrimp pattern. Sorry, but I haven't the skill to post a link.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:07 AM

its the "A" hole of the bird. under belly feathers. normally thrown away by feather farms


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:39 AM

Use it for the tailing material on the Baby Low Fat Minnow in place of chickabou.