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GOLDEN PHEASANT FEATHERS
Golden pheasants have a nice variety of feathers that can be useful when tying flies for fishing and display purposes. The skins can be dyed but are usually sold in their natural color. Golden Pheasant skins are sold with or without the head. The tails are normally sold separately.

Golden Pheasant Skin
Golden Pheasant Skin
This skin is from a male Golden Pheasant

When buying a Golden Pheasant skin it is preferable to get one that has been laid completely flat. Often you will see them stuffed in a plastic bag with one wing folded under. The Golden Pheasant skin in the above photo is good quality compared to some skins we have seen. The price for Golden Pheasant skins are usually reasonable.

 Golden Pheasant Head
Golden Pheasant Head
Including Golden Pheasant Crest and Tippets

Golden Pheasant Crest Feathers are most often used for tails and toppings on Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies and some steelhead patterns.

Golden Pheasant Crest Feather
Golden Pheasant Crest Feather
The red tips are the most desirable for
classic salmon flies.

GOLDEN PHEASANT CRESTS

Golden Pheasant Tippets
Golden Pheasant Tippet

The orange tippet feathers with black bars are from the neck of a male Golden Pheasant. They are commonly used when tying Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies, but can have a variety of uses, such as the tail on a Royal Coachman.

Royal Coachman Steelhead Fly
Royal Coachman Steelhead Fly
Barbs from Golden Pheasant Tippets used for the tail.

GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS

LADY AMHERST TIPPETS
Lady Amherst Tippets are very similar to Golden Pheasant Tippets.

Golden Pheasant Skin with Head
Complete Golden Pheasant Skin with Head
Tail feathers are almost always sold separately.


Golden Pheasant Yellow Rump Feathers

Golden Pheasant Rump Feathers have fairly long barbs that are translucent. They can be used with spider patterns or spey and dee flies. We have seen them package separately, but most likely you will need to buy a complete skin and pluck the desired feathers.

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Golden Pheasant Center Tail Feather

GOLDEN PHEASANT TAIL FEATHERS

Red Breast Feathers from a Golden Pheasant
Red Breast Feathers from a Golden Pheasant.

The red feathers on the breast and flanks of a golden pheasant are very similar to the rump feathers as described above, but tend to have longer barbs.

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Golden Pheasant Red Spike Feathers

Only a few fly patterns use spike feathers, but a creative fly tyer could find an application. They can be used as wings or tails on a fly with good effect. The red spike feathers are found near the base of the tail feathers.

Rare and less often seen are mutations and cross breeds of Golden Pheasants. There is a good selection of colors and subtle variations, but very limited sources for mutations and cross breeds specifically raised for fly tying purposes.

When buying complete bird skins, the skin should be pliable and scrapped clean of any residue.

Commercially available bird skins and feathers bought in a fly tying shop will be clean and have uniform color when dyed. If acquiring bird skins and feathers from other sources then precautions should to be taken to avoid insects or other pests that could infest your fly tying supplies.

FEATHER CARE AND STORAGE
Some general advice about cleaning and storage of feathers.

ANATOMY OF A FEATHER
Description and parts of a feather

BUYING AND SELECTING FEATHERS
What to look for when buying feathers. As a beginner we bought a lot of worthless and damaged feathers. This page will help in the selection of good quality feathers.
 

MATCHING FEATHERS
How to match and pair feathers when tying feather wings on a fly.

FLY TYING FEATHERS:
AM-GOLD PHEASANT
ARGUS BODY FEATHERS
ARGUS HEN QUILL FEATHERS
ARGUS PRIMARY TAIL FEATHERS
ARGUS SECONDARY WING
BANKSIAN COCKATOO
BARRED WOOD DUCK FEATHERS
BIOTS (GOOSE / TURKEY)
BLUE EARED PHEASANT
BLUE EDGED MANTLE BODY
BRONZE MALLARD FEATHERS
BUSTARD FLORICAN FEATHERS
BUSTARD KORI FEATHERS

CDC FEATHERS

CHATTERER
CHUKAR SKINS
COQ DE LEON
COTINGA
CRANE FEATHERS
EMU FEATHERS
GADWALL DUCK FLANK
GOLDEN PHEASANT SKINS
GOLDEN PHEASANT CREST
GOLDEN PHEASANT TAIL
GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS
GOOSE SHOULDER FEATHERS
GRAY PEACOCK SINGLE EYES
GUINEA FOWL FEATHERS
HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE
INDIAN CROW
JAY
JUNGLE COCK
KINGFISHER
LADY AMHERST CENTER TAIL
LADY AMHERST TIPPETS
LEMON DUCK FEATHERS
MACAW TAIL FEATHERS
MALAY PEACOCK SINGLE EYE
MALLARD SIDE FEATHERS
MALLARD WINGS
OSTRICH HERL
PARROT FEATHERS
PEACOCK FEATHERS
PEACOCK HERL
PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS
PEACOCK QUILL FEATHERS
PEACOCK SWORD FEATHERS
RINGNECK PHEASANT
SCARLET MACAW
SILVER PHEASANT
STARLING SKIN
SWAN FEATHERS
TEAL FEATHERS
TURKEY FEATHERS

WOOD DUCK FEATHERS

HACKLE FEATHERS
Hackle feathers are a complete subject in themselves and these pages will sort through some of the confusion.

MARABOU FEATHERS
Marabou are fluffy feathers that have a breathing action in the water.

FLY TYING INSTRUCTION
http://www.flytyinginstruction.com
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

FLY TYING FEATHERS
GOLDEN PHEASANT FEATHERS