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PEACOCK FEATHERS
Almost every fly tyer will, at the minimum, have some peacock herl, but almost every feather on a peacock can be used when fly tying.

India Blue Peafowl
India Blue Peafowl with Barred Wing Pattern
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

When you mention peacocks, it is the India Blue Peafowl that most people think about.

Green Peacocks
Java Green Peacock
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

Peacock Herl

PEACOCK HERL
Almost every fly tier will have some peacock herl.

Peacock Swords
Peacock Sword Feathers (Dyed Red)

PEACOCK SWORD FEATHERS

PEACOCK NECK FEATHERS
These are unique feathers...


Peacock Quill Feathers
This set of feathers are about 12 inches long.
Quill feathers are can be found in smaller sizes,
but most peacock wing quill feathers are sold in
longer lengths.

PEACOCK WING QUILL FEATHERS
Peacock quill feathers are commonally used when constructing married wings of Steelhead or Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies.

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Peacock Tail Feather.
This is a tail feather from a peacock.

Most people presume that the peacock eyed and spade feathers are the tail feathers, but they are actually display feathers.

Black Shoulder Peacock
Black Shoulder Peacock
The wings are iridescent black.
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

Green Peacocks
Java Green Peacock
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

The males shed their display feathers first, then their body feathers and this occurs in conjunction with the weather and daylight availability.

White PeaockWhite Peaock
White Peacock Display Feathers
(Photo courtesy Jeannie)

It is rare to find white peacock feathers in a fly shop. A creative person could put them to good use and the feathers could be dyed for a wide variety of colors.

Peacocks shed all their feathers every year. The peafowl like to eat their smaller feathers and maybe it has to do with them getting a cheap and abundant source of protein.

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
PEACOCK FEATHERS