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I'd like to buy a small assortment of classic feather wing pattern streamers for a display. I'm planning a fly fishing class for our Boy Scout troop. I tie flies to use and pass out to new fishermen, but have never gotten materials ( or skills !) to tie feather wings. Any suggestions on where to pick up a dozen assorted flies at a reasonable price ?
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Default Re: Feather wing streamers

Couple guys here tie those flies, myself and Gary Tanner.

What patterns and sizes are you interested in
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I plan to use the flies in a display to attract interest, and not to fish them. A dozen flies in classic patterns in something like a size 8 to 10 perhaps.
I have midges, modern streamers, and nymphs to show them, in shadow boxes, but I have not tied any feather wing flies.
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Eunan beat me to it. If I was going to buy feather wing streamers for a display there are only two guys I would consider: Eunan and Gary (not in any particular order).

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Default Re: Feather wing streamers

You already have your suppliers lined up here which is great, if I may........ I would suggest that you shoot for size 4 so that they are large enough to easily demonstrate the great detail that these fellows can put onto a hook. All you have to do is take a look at the streamers Eunan has posted to get what I mean.

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If I can help, I will. For Boy Scouts, talk to me, I'll be there for them.
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Hi, Gary,
Thanks for the reply. I'll need to do a little homework on size and patterns. Most of the flies these young men see are basically common, natural, standard patterns. Basic flies that catch fish. I just want to expand their horizons a bit, with something to stimulate their imagination. About the time they are old enough to start driving and discover girls, it gets pretty hard to hold their attention in scouting. The outdoor program, camping every month, target shooting, and a couple of fishing trips each year help keep them in the program.
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Default Re: Feather wing streamers

I agree Eunan & Gary are Masters of The Feather Winged Streamers however Ard Ties Very Mean Good Looking Streamer Flies mainly for his own use which I've used & caught Fish on.
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