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Old 10-06-2009, 03:51 AM
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Hi all Ive just been given a Ring neck skin, and 2 patches (not ring neck or golden) and am wondering what you can tie with them there are some nice looking feathers

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Default Re: Pheasent Feathers

Chris,

You can tie just about any type of fly and utilize pheasant feathers. The range runs from The Pheasant Tail Nymph, all the way to using tail fibers in married wing salmon flies. Of course everything in between is fair game too.

Best advise I would have would be to consult your pattern index and find those that call for pheasant. Second, take some time to examine the skins looking carefully at the texture and the coloration / designs on the various feathers, then use your imagination.
Third, search here for patterns submitted by Bluebird, there you will find some pheasant ties using the feathers known as 'Church Windows'.

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I use pheasent on many different flies but mostly use them for the wing case on nymphs.

google "fly tying pheasent patterns"

this is a great article on its uses

http://www.blueribbonflies.com/howto...santskin.shtml
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Default Re: Pheasent Feathers

Look at the feathers in the rump patch, you can tye some nice spey type flies with them...

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Default Re: Pheasent Feathers

Thanks guys and that is a very good article Futuramille
Ive got three diffrent coloured church window feathers and had no idea that the feathers at the top of the skin were good as hackle as well as wings

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