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LADY AMHERST TIPPETS
Lady Amherst Pheasants are native to Southwest China and Northern Myanma. Named after Sarah, Countess of Amherst (1762-1838).

Lady Amherst
Lady Amherst Tippet Dyed Red

Lady Amherst Neck
Lady Amherst Head Dyed Red
There are more tippets than what it appears.
We already cut several sets of the best tippets
from this head and it is hardly noticeable.

Lady Amherst Neck
Lady Amherst Head Dyed Yellow
These Lady Amherst Heads were better
quality than most and the coloring bright
and vivid, so we bought several. These are
complete heads with tippets and crest.

Lady Amherst tippets are from the male pheasant. The natural color of Lady Amherst tippets are silver with black bars. They are easily dyed in bright, vivid colors.

Free Style Bead Fly
Free Style Bead Fly with Amherst Tippets

Free Style Bead Fly
American Free Style Bead Fly
Red White and Blue Amherst Tippets

Lady Amherst tippets can be used for tails, wings, or hackle.

Lady Amherst crests can be used as toppings, body veilings or tails. They are translucent in color.

Lady Amherst Tippets
Matched sets of Lady Amherst Tippets
Lady Amherst Tippets
Lady Amherst Tippets
Lady Amherst Tippets
Tippets have a slight curvature and it is best to match tippets from the left and right side of the head. Other considerations when matching tippets include size, roundness of the tips, thickness of the bar, ect...


Matched Sets of Lady Amherst Tippets
Notice the different tip shapes and bar thickness.

Lady Amherst Tippets
Plucked all the feathers and starting to search for
matched sets of Lady Amherst Tippets. Usually
find between 1 and 2 dozen matched sets of
matched tippet feathers.


This fly used a yellow Lady Amherst tippet
as the main wing, but normally would use
them for under wings and to help support
the main wings. Technically this is a badly
designed wing, but the photo shows how
vivid the color can be with Amherst tippets.

GOLDEN PHEASANT TIPPETS

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
LADY AMHERST TIPPETS