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#16 Piker20

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 08:23 AM

I've tried ostrich and you don't have the same stiffness. I'd be surprised if you cant source emu in US as many people that keep ostrich keep rhea and or emu. I source mine through non fly trying channels.
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#17 Dave G.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 09:50 AM

I found some ebay outlets for them. And some emu oil place has them ( more money).  http://www.uniquelye...mu-Feathers.htm

 

http://www.ebay.com/...ke/380458642646


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 02:26 PM

I looked at all my ostrich plumes and agree it's probably too flimsy to make these legs.  You could make them, but the fly probably wouldn't last but a short while.  Any other herl suggestions?  or maybe the tips of some hackle?  I'm thinking maybe size 6 or 8 for bream, or even a 4 for crappie.


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#19 Dave G.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 02:56 PM

I looked at all my ostrich plumes and agree it's probably too flimsy to make these legs.  You could make them, but the fly probably wouldn't last but a short while.  Any other herl suggestions?  or maybe the tips of some hackle?  I'm thinking maybe size 6 or 8 for bream, or even a 4 for crappie.

FlaFly, I tie my official scuds ( not this pattern shown above) using hackle but it's a little different pattern than this. I dub the hook either in olive or gray and use either ginger or grizzly hackle accordingly. In that pattern I rib it with light mono, then pluck any of the trapped hackle fibers down from under the skin. All you can do is try it, I see no reason why hackle wouldn't work, though it would obviously look a bit variant in nature. Should fish great, my scuds do.


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:09 PM

Not sure Emu feathers are prevalent in the US, maybe ostrich herl would work ?

They're commercially available.  I picked up a bunch in shop and have never figured out what to do them.


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