Re: Mottled Turkey Quill Bad Oder?
If the smell is making him light headed as he said in his post, it is doing him harm.
Send them back or throw them out. Buy from a reputable local fly shop or online fly shop.
Email the eBay seller with your concerns.
Poor quality materials are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.
YOUR way is not the ONLY way when tying flies!
Fly tyers can be masters of making things complicated!
You're only limited by lack of imagination. Be creative, experiment.