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#1 Kolkacreek

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:46 AM

Hello!

Ive been thinking about raising golden pheasants for fly tying purposes. Is there any other part of the bird that is used other than the cape? Thanks.

#2 chugbug27

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:59 AM

Some Asian Pacific Islanders use the body feathers for decorating hula apparel

https://www.alohahul...sant-pelt-13465
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 09:13 AM

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being creative, a lot of the feather can be used in fly tying

 

tippet and crest

 

tails

 

breast feathers

 

etc


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:11 AM

If you raise good birds, you'll probably have buyers for the skins/feathers.  The size of your operation will determine if you'll be able to actually profit from the sales.

 

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#5 Jaydub

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

The breast or flank feathers are used on the General Practitioner pattern. As flytire mentioned the crest, tippet and tails are commonly used. The hen could be used for soft hackles.



#6 Kolkacreek

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 12:42 PM

Thank you mikechell, flytire and Jaydub!
Very helpful information.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

"Official" pattern recipes aside, there is NO feather on each bird that can't be put to good use.   Most of the cock feathers are used in a lot of traditional Atlantic Salmon flies; crests, tippets, breast feathers, and the tails.  


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:27 PM

Hey, I was serious about the hula apparel use. They're paying $20 for the part of the skin OTHER than the crest and neck feathers. (Fly tyers pay $10 or $15 for it.) Also, if you can master the genetics to improve the crests for classic salmon tyers like Whiting improves chicken hackle feathers for trout tyers, well, then you're in the diamond lane. Next all you have to do is come up with some yummy exotic tasting dishes for the meat, and then bingo bango.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 04:04 PM

Just stuff em with some potato, onion some seasoning pat of butter and wrap 'em in bacon, if you don't like it add more bacon to the next one.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

I've bought several and really for more creative ties,  every things useful.  very colorful feathers.  There are other markets as well.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:38 PM

Hey, I was serious about the hula apparel use. They're paying $20 for the part of the skin OTHER than the crest and neck feathers. (Fly tyers pay $10 or $15 for it.) Also, if you can master the genetics to improve the crests for classic salmon tyers like Whiting improves chicken hackle feathers for trout tyers, well, then you're in the diamond lane. Next all you have to do is come up with some yummy exotic tasting dishes for the meat, and then bingo bango.



#12 Kolkacreek

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:42 PM

Thanks chugbug27!
Helpful information for business ideas.
Thank you also to vincente and Rjohn7.

#13 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:05 AM

The tail fibers can be used for wings or wrapped for nymph bodies.

 

Carrie Stevens used the green body feathers for a streamer she called the Tomahawk.

 

(Sorry - all the images I was able to find seemed banned and I don't have an example myself).

 

 

Noahguide just posted these Lady Amerst streamers in the March 2019 Flies thread.  You could do a brown variant.

 

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#14 Kolkacreek

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:30 AM

The tail fibers can be used for wings or wrapped for nymph bodies.
 
Carrie Stevens used the green body feathers for a streamer she called the Tomahawk.
 
(Sorry - all the images I was able to find seemed banned and I don't have an example myself).
 
 
Noahguide just posted these Lady Amerst streamers in the March 2019 Flies thread.  You could do a brown variant.
 
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Thanks! I will certainly check out the Tomahawk.