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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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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??
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 02:20 PM
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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.
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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.


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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.

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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.



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Thanks all- I will contact Bob- Im actually wrapping up one of his blanks- Highlander CX-13'6" 8wt 4 pc.
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Can't tell what they are from the photo, possibly just blue hackle feathers. Inlays are relatively easy with patience.

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