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Old 12-20-2011, 01:04 PM
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A trick I learned years ago was to take the feathers of your choice (mallard flank is good), stiffen them with a thinned cement, staple them to a index card, and then paint the eye on.

Something much easier that I do more often now is to collect colorful mylar (potato chip type) bags and cut out teardrop or diamond shapes that have some semblance of an eye in the pattern and just tie them in.
I'd love to see a picture of that, Rip Tide.
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Ard, bash, Rip and lajolla1 -- those are great tips
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Guinea fowl dyed yellow/orange and cut to shape
Cheap and easy
Picked it up from Talleur's primer when I was very,very young
Welcome aboard, and thanks for the tip.
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Even easier, use a wing burner and they come out great
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Default Re: Jungle Cock, imitation or replacement

Not my first choice, but I have used the mylar imitation JC on Hornburgs. They don't look bad. They are cheap (compared). Since they are on a streamer they are moving anyway.
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