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Are these feathers desirable?
Ra_ posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchI don't know anything about flies or fishing, other than commercial fishing. I thought this might be a good place to ask. I'm raising a chicken crossbreed that has developed unique hackle and saddle patterning. It is more delicate and intricate than their Barred Rock father. They are called Rainbow Rock. Should I save the feathers if I have to eat any of these guys?
It's a sickness really.
FlyTieDad posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchSomething must be wrong with my brain. When I read this article and saw the picture all I could think about was, "Well, the wings and tail feathers look pretty good still, wonder how many flies you could get off that." Yikes! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/turkey-suv-crash-indiana_us_58dcc9dde4b0e6ac70926487?9ze4mxxtp6cg14i& FlyTieDad
I know my request is probably out of the ordinary, but it would really mean the world to me to have more materials for fly tying. My specialty is the Spanish wet fly or Mosca de ahogada, now that I'm deployed I start acquiring knowledge about flyting but sometimes is overwhelming because here I had a few materials, and so many patterns that I want to tie but logically it's limited for the materials that I have available. Matter of fact today I Finnish the last piece of atron and and I improvise and pull the stuff from the old couch where we are doing guard and use the insides lol it works. The paycheck of a soldier is not so great. Lol but I love my job, I'm the only CBRN in my Battery at the moment. Sometimes it can be a little stressful due to the demanding work, inspections, and drills but having a fulfilling pastime really helps and in part is quite therapeutic as many of you probably know. Recently 4 start general Austin gift me a coin to show me his appreciation for a good job and hard work ethic. Thank you for considering my request. We have a APO address so is like send something to any state of US even if we are in other countries. You are free to ask anything, please don't hesitate and let me know. I would love to send you a letter as well giving you the proper appreciation for being such a great supporter with your donation. Thank you in advance for your consideration. PFC David Ortega Air Defense Artillery
BE GENTLE! Feathers are delicate!
COMike posted a topic in Beginner's CornerWOW.......... So I have tied midges and San Juan worms well and I am happy with doing so..... However dealing with Peacock and other feathers I think I have a HEAVY hand....... If there are tips and tricks I am open to all advice! Mike
What type of feathers to use?
cleverfeathers33 posted a topic in The Fly Tying BenchHello fellow fly tyers, Lately I have been shooting a variety of birds in order to supply myself with free feathers. I'm new to the fly tying game so I'm not really familiar with what types of feathers to use for different parts of a fly. Birds have many different types of feathers, so it's hard for a beginner to know what types of feathers work best. Does anyone have any suggestions or websites to look at in order to better my understanding for which feathers to use and how to use them? Thank you, and may your lines stay tight!