Spey Pages banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I believe the time has come to make a go at some of the classics. Before dropping the cash on full skins and the like, I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to part with a selection of the materials listed below. Alternatively, if you can point me in the direction of an online retailer who will sell in small packs, that would be helpful.

Jungle Cock
Blue Eared Pheasant
Wings for Dee flies
etc . . .

Thanks for your help!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,434 Posts
aaron ostoj at aofeathers.com is always the first place i look for ANYTHING his prices are good, especially for the unreal quality you get from him, it is the only place ive never had to wash a feather after it arriving. you will not be disappointed
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
aaron ostoj at aofeathers.com is always the first place i look for ANYTHING his prices are good, especially for the unreal quality you get from him, it is the only place ive never had to wash a feather after it arriving. you will not be disappointed
Thanks for the help. I've visited his site before, but it had since slipped my mind.
 

·
Pullin' Thread
Joined
·
4,694 Posts
Instead of getting Blue-eared Pheasant (as much as I like the stuff), you'd be better off buying strung schlappen or rooster side tail feathers for spey hackle. Schlappen sells for around $4.00 a 1/4 ounce, which is a fair number of feathers for the average tyer, while Blue-eared Pheasant is like $1.00 a feather or somewhere between $150.00 and $225.00 a skin.

Or you can pick up some Whiting Spey Rooster Hackle, or Whiting Spey Hen Hackle, which are both excellent spey hackles for around $56.00 per neck for the Rooster neck and $25.00 for the hen neck. The feathers on the spey hen neck have shorter fibers than those on the rooster neck, just like with any other chicken necks.

And as far as winging material for dee flies, any decent turkey tail will work. But the easiest turkey to work with is the tail covert feathers. They have fibers nearly as long as the main tail feathers, but they are much softer and easier to tie with. Just pick up tail feathers in different natural and dyed colors. Although the ones on the tan side you will find most useful.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top