Re: turkey feathers
Originally Posted by andyosborne
. Do they need to be treated with anything before i can use them for dry flies?
Mostly be using the tips and what not to make wings
For a dry fly like the Kings River caddis you'd want to paint a bit of head cement or similar adhesive on the feather to help hold it together.
You could skip doing this but the barbs will separate after the first fish or two. The fly will still work and the fish don't mind. It just won't look as pretty
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