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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Shaping Golden Pheasant Crest feathers

Hello all,

Stumbled on to this recent video from Davie McPhail on shaping GP crest feathers. No subtitles, unfortunately.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 01:35 PM
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Great tip. I am certainly going to try it.
Thanks for sharing.
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Not only is this a great tip, but it works like a charm. I had some GP crest feathers that were twisted like cork screws. Soaking them in warm water and placing the crests on a bottle was easy. Straightening them with a brush was very helpful. The end result for each dried crest was perfect. I used different diameter bottles for my drying racks. The very small crests for hair wings were put on a 'Hard as Hull' head cement bottle.

Thanks debarb for sharing the information.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2020, 02:15 PM
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spent the morning finally getting around to doing this, works great, cameron
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How iíve done mine forever. If you add a drop or two of hair condiTioner, itís even better yet.
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How iíve done mine forever. If you add a drop or two of hair condiTioner, itís even better yet.
Does the conditioner just soften the feather? As a bald dude who has not used it for years...I wonder?

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Definitely works great at the desk, but in my experiences they still tend to eventually re-set themselves towards their original twist during fishing. Maybe others have had better results?

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