Re: Pheasant feather - uses?
While they are versatile they also have their limits. The length of the individual fibers on most feathers dictate the size uses for them. For small wets, nymphs and flymphs they are about perfect. You can use slip sections from the center tail feathers for winging also.
Since this was started in reference to harvesting birds and their feathers I would say that the rump and flank feathers from 1 cock bird and 1 hen will go a very long ways. If you are accomplished at skinning them you can cure 2 pelts and be set for the next decade or longer.