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Turkey Feathers

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Cinnamon Tip Cinnamon Tip Tails

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Turkey Feathers

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Turkey feathers are generally sold as matched pairs and average 12 to 15 inches long. Turkey tail feathers have long, strong barbs that are ideal when constructing feather wings for a flies such as hoppers or muddlers. Barbs from turkey tail feathers are often used in wedded wing patterns on Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies because their speckled pattern.

Ozark Oak Barred Turkey Quills are used on many hoppers, muddlers, and caddis. Ozark Oak Barred Turkey Quills are prized for their rich and naturally variegated color. These barred turkey wing quills are a staple fly tying material in many classic mixed and married-wing Atlantic salmon and steelhead patterns. They're especially popular for topping traditional Dee wing dressings, and are spectacular for trout sized wet flies, nymph bodies, wing cases, muddler minnows, hopper wings, streamers and more. Large Size. $5.75 per pair

Cinnamon Tip feathers are used for wet fly wings, muddler wings, wingcases, and hopper legs.These are natural feathers from the tail of wild or domestic turkeys that display beautiful brown to bronze barring patterns. These are large feathers most useful to fly tyers for winding the fibers as body or making nymph wing cases or for using matched fiber sections to form wings for trout or steelhead flies.. $5.00 per pair

Mottled Oak feathers are available through Nature's Spirit. The large size of Turkey feathers permits the tying of large traditional salmon patterns. The speckled feathers is the correct wing material for the famous original Muddler Minnow, while the range of Turkey coloration lends itself to sedge wings, stonefly and other wing cases, grass hoppers etc. These are 8 or more inches in length. Can be easily colored by Prisma markers for Caddis wings, Hoppers, and wing cases of nymphs.$5.00 per pair