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Hi,

Does anyone know of any fly patterns which use Golden Pheasant body feathers? I have a skin here I've hardly touched. I have a few ideas for flies of my own, but I'd be very interested to hear of any patterns which use the feathers.

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You talking about the red ones or the gold ones?

I like both and use them regularly for tails, collars, ets on steelhead patterns.  I use the yellow body feathers as tail on my steelhead version of the Blue Charm.

Try red or yellow or both together as the wing on a muddler.

Or yellow for the shuck and leggs on a golden stonefly nymph.

Collars on Buggers.

On and on.

Maybe we should get a little contest going here for coolest use of GP body feathers?


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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 21 2008,18:26 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

They are widely used as hackles for shrimp flies for salmon the original being Curry's red shrimp for the Bann, developed by a Coleraine angler.

http://www.tweedsalmonfly.co.uk/Donegal....105-108

They are great dyed purple


I'm up for a competition, Matt, but I reckon the best use of GP body feathers is to keep the bird warm.

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Roy,

That link shows the exact use that came into my head.  Hackled, but as a tail.  

Picking a battle with you on the tying bench seems like a great way to embarrass myself, but I'm game, so long as noone looks too closely.  I suppose I can always post blurrry pics of my flies :).

Maybe someone else will join in?  This seems like something Lars would be into.

I'll try to whip up my first attempt tonight if I have time after penning Wednesday's FP.

Remember, Sexyloops rules - Anything goes.  Don't be afraid to screw up.

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well, it is a FRIENDLY competition Matt,
blurry photos allround again, chaps?
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:D  :D


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Myabe we can send the flies to Rich for photos? :oh:

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I really need to get a better collection of tying materials.  I would like to be in on this as well.
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OK, for those who don't know the GP, we are talking about tying flies with UNDIED body feathers from this unbelievable bird.



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is that all that you can use?
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No, but the fly has to have some of the GP body feathers on it.

It can also have crest, tippet, and tail feathers as well I suppose, but the body feathers are required for this little experiment.


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