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GUINEA FOWL FEATHERS
Guinea fowl are a large African game bird with slate-colored, white-spotted plumage. There are several species of guinea fowl. Most guinea feathers sold in fly tying shops are from Pearl Guinea Fowl. There are several different breeds including white, purple and lavender guinea fowl. Commercially available guinea fowl hackle feathers are from domestically raised birds.


Strung Guinea Fowl Feathers
Dyed Kingfisher Blue

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Dyed Kingfisher Blue Guinea Fowl Feather

Guinea fowl feathers are considered wet fly hackle and often used for throats on salmon and steelhead patterns. Guinea feathers are available in several colors, but kingfisher blue seems to be the most popular and readily available. Red, yellow, green and white are common commercial colors. When tied on as hackle it has a barred appearance. The unique spotted pattern of guinea feathers offer themselves to other applications such as wings, cheeks, tails, ect...

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Natural Color Guinea Fowl Feather

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Complete Guinea Skin

Our local fly tying shop will sometimes have complete guinea skins, but most time you will have to place an order. A complete skin will of coarse offer the widest range of size and pattern variations. There are a lot of feathers on a complete skin and it will last many years, but for most fly tyers just buying the packaged strung guinea feathers would be the most practical.

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This fly used black schlappen for the
beard and kingfisher blue guinea feathers
for throat hackle.

Guinea Eye Fly
Guinea Fowl Feather used for an eye,
similar to jungle cock. With creativity,
you could find many other applications.

GUINEA FOWL HACKLE FEATHERS
More specific information and tips about the use of guinea feathers and hackle applications.

Guinea fowl are GREAT for getting rid of ticks, spiders, roaches, bees and flies if they can reach them. They also sound the alarm if something isn't right on the property such as a hawk appears in the trees or a snake is in their area.

When buying complete bird skins, the skin should be stretched flat 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
GUINEA FOWL FEATHERS