12-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Re: The Char Fin a Married Wing wet fly
Originally Posted by Diver Dan
Oh no! Swan? I was torn between turkey and goose. Now we have swan? To many choices!
No, but seriously folks, have you used Swan? How do you like it?
Not to throw you, but there are actually more choices; at least according to Michael Radencich in his 2007 book: Classic Salmon Fly Materials
. In it, he lists for winging materials:
(no Swan / however, Pryce-Tannatt does mention Swan in his 1935 book on dressing Salmon Flies)
There's actually a good site to source all of the above feathers, and some others; it's "FeathersMC": Feathersmc.com: Home
This is John McLain's site. For John, the acquisition and sale of these feathers is a hobby that's grown into a business. I met him at the Somerset, NJ Fly Tying Exhibition back in November. He's a great guy with a real wealth of knowledge about Salmon Fly materials. His site is definitely worth looking at. His prices seem reasonable and he's willing to do custom work.