Feather inlay question - Spey Pages
 3Likes
  • 3 Post By sinktip
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Bigfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: in the woods right behind you
Posts: 110
Feather inlay question

Guys- this has nothing to do with tying a fly- but figured one of you would be able to help-

Im wanting to do some feather inlay on a spey rod Im getting ready to make. I have attached a picture- what Im trying to determine is what type of feathers were used on the rod at the bottom of the picture- looks like multiple small thin blue feather and jungle cock. What do you think the blue feathers are??
Thank you
Bigfoot
Attached Images
 
Bigfoot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Quebec & N.Y.state salmon rivers
Posts: 2,219
Hello.
Pic is not very clear on my end, but if I had to guess,
Secondary breast feathers fron a jungle cock dyed blue or vulturine Guinea fowl flank feathers.
hitcher is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:03 PM
Relapsed Speyaholic
 
sinktip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: All S-Rivers Above the Equator
Posts: 5,190
Ask Bob. He would be more than willing to tell you.

When I started last year building my own rods the feather inlay scared me. Pretty simple process and the part of the build I most look forward to now.

Hardy-Davidson

"Loud reels save lives"
.
sinktip is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 06:42 PM
SL2
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Deschutes
Posts: 224
I second what sinktip said. Feather inlays are really fun and endless designs you can do.
When I was getting started Bob sent me to the source for feathers that he uses on his inlays. Talking with Bob is always a great place to start.

SL2
SL2 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 11:24 PM
non-resident butthead
 
mitchaka2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: your home waters
Posts: 1,617
could be anything... even something as simple as dyed blue cock...

whatever you use remember to do a wet run on something else.
not all feathers hold their shape/fullness/colour after wetting.

cheers,
shawn

Shawn,

First off Iím not your mate.
mitchaka2fish is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 05:57 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 350
Phone bob, a real gentleman.
Bc steel is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Bigfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: in the woods right behind you
Posts: 110
Thanks all- I will contact Bob- Im actually wrapping up one of his blanks- Highlander CX-13'6" 8wt 4 pc.
Bigfoot is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 12:06 AM
Registered User
 
RavenBC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 229
Can't tell what they are from the photo, possibly just blue hackle feathers. Inlays are relatively easy with patience.

Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
RavenBC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Willow Reel, Maple Burl Inlay 2/3wt djberg Spey Classifieds 4 09-16-2013 10:17 AM
Preferred feather for feather wings? ridderbos3 Hooks, Feathers and Floss 0 12-25-2011 08:32 PM
Rhea Feather question gilhie-wetfoot Hooks, Feathers and Floss 13 01-06-2010 07:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome