JUNGLE COCK FEATHERS
JUNGLE COCK CAPES AND NAIL FEATHERS
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JUNGLE COCK FEATHERS
Jungle cock feathers add that special touch, can change an ordinary fly into a spectacular piece of artwork and they attract the fish. It is difficult to find good quality jungle cock capes and they can be expensive.


Jungle Cock Nail Feather

Often referred to simply as "JC"

JUNGLE COCK NAIL FEATHERS:
A package with 10-12 jungle cock nail feathers will cost between $10-$12, but prices have been steadily increasing and any quote given today could soon be outdated.

Jungle Cock Feathers
Jungle Cock feathers have a curvature
and should be matched with feathers
from opposite sides of the cape.

JUNGLE COCK CAPE
Jungle Cock Cape
This jungle cock cape would be considered Grade A.

Jungle cock capes are rated in four grades
Super grade
Grade A
Grade B
Grade C

Supergrade jungle cock capes used for display flies. Most of the nail feathers in a supergrade cape should be in good shape with limited splits. Grade A junglecock capes should have a good selection of display quality nail feathers, but there will be more split nail feathers than supergrade capes. Grade B and C jungle cock capes would be used for actual fishing. Most of the jungle cock nails will be split.

The best grade jungle cock capes are rare and the prices reflect that fact.

COLOR:
The enamel nail eyes are prized for their colors.

QUANTITY:
When looking at multiple jungle cock capes, you will notice some have more nail feathers than others.

STEM LENGTH
There are different lengths of nail feathers throughout the cape, with some stems being a couple inches. .

If you go on Ebay there are plenty of jungle cock capes for auction. The prices are cheap, but most are very low quality. There is also the possibility that the capes might be illegal and could be confiscated by customs.

Split Jungle Cock Nail Feather
These jungle cock nail feathers are split.
They could be repaired with some glue,
but can make them stiff and less practical
to fish with. Of course with anything to do
with fly fishing there are a lot of different
options and opinions.

Tarzana Steelhead Fly
Tarzana Steelhead Fly
This fly uses jungle cock nails for the
main wings. Mostly you will see jungle
cock nails used for eyes and cheeks, but
can be used in almost any position with
great effect.


Irish Commarant

There are fly tying patterns that use single jungle cock nails that are split down the middle, which are then laid on top if the hook and each half folded on the sides, forming wing buds or half eyes.


This fly uses two pairs of jungle cock feathers.

PHOTO HERE
Jungle Cock in Natural Surroundings

Jungle cock (grey junglefowl) is a native of India and is on the C.I.T.E.S. list of Endangered Birds Most jungle cock capes are domestically grown with the purpose of being sold for use in fly tying.

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
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Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.

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